maturation of germ cells

maturation of germ cells

the final stage of development of eggs and sperm in the process of GAMETOGENESIS, producing mature GAMETES capable of FERTILIZATION.
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The stages of growth and maturation of germ cells into sperms are an important function of Sertoli cells, and that many previous studies have shown that the treatment by anti-cancer drugs such as Dacarbazine lead to the creation of a significant decrease in testicle content and serum from Testosterone, (FSH), (LH) hormones as well as the impact on the functions of sertoli cells & leydig cells [16; 19; 20; 24; 40; 41; 42].
Normal total germ cell counts are dependent upon the two steps in maturation of germ cells that normally occur in prepeubertal testis.
The maturation of germ cells in these species occurs simultaneously or within the same follicle in different parts of the visceral mass, or in different, interspersed follicles, thus favoring self-fertilization (Park and Chung, 2004; Horn et al.