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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

BULL, Marilena Longo et al. Anatomical Study on Domestical Fowl (Gallus domesticus) Reproductive System. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.4, pp.709-716. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022007000400007.

Lately, researchers have taken into consideration studies on birds since they represent an excellent nutritional source. There are several classical descriptions of the male reproductive tract, always aiming at establishing a correlation with shape, testicular size, age and sexual maturity. This study analyzed 50 male Gallus domesticus, 1 to 64 weeks old. The birds were collected with 10 days and then weekly until 24 weeks, following 37, 48, 59 and 64 weeks, and sacrificed by cervical displacement. It was observed the sintopies of testis with the other organs. Further, it was done the testicular measurement and then the statistical analysis by following the model of testis weight variation due to the animal age. Our results showed that the maximum weight of the right and left testes occurred with 167 and 210 days, respectively, what made us infer this species sexual maturity in this period

Keywords : Anatomy; Testis; Fowl.

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