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Seminiferous Tubule Collection

The seminiferous tubule is a vital component of the male reproductive system, playing a crucial role in sperm production

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Light micrograph of a rat testis

Light micrograph of a rat testis
Light micrograph of a transverse section through a mammalian testis showing the seminiferous tubules, highly convoluted tubes lined with a stratified epithelium

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Artwork of section through human testis

Artwork of section through human testis
Illustration of a section through a single human testis, one of a pair of male sex organs that are the site of production of spermatozoa (spermatogenesis) and androgen, the male sex hormone

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Colour SEM of seminiferous tubule of the testis

Colour SEM of seminiferous tubule of the testis
Seminiferous tubule. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a sectioned seminiferous tubule, the site of sperm production in the human testis

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: False-colour SEM of human seminiferous tubules

False-colour SEM of human seminiferous tubules
False-colour scanning electron micrograph of seminiferous tubules in the human testis (cross section), the site of production and maturation of sperm

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Seminiferous tubule of testis

Seminiferous tubule of testis
Seminiferous tubule. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a sectioned seminiferous tubule, the site of sperm production in the human testis

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Colour SEM of seminiferous tubules of the testis

Colour SEM of seminiferous tubules of the testis
Seminiferous tubules. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of sectioned seminiferous tubules the site of sperm production in the human testis

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Seminiferous tubules

Seminiferous tubules. Light micrograph of a cross- section through seminiferous tubules in an earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) testis

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Sperm production site, SEM

Sperm production site, SEM
Sperm production site. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of sectioned seminiferous tubules, the sites of sperm production in the human testes

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Illustration of vasectomy with structure of testis

Illustration of vasectomy with structure of testis

Background imageSeminiferous Tubule Collection: Seminiferous tubules, light micrograph

Seminiferous tubules, light micrograph
Seminiferous tubules. Coloured light micrograph of a section through the testis, showing seminiferous tubules (pink) and leydig cells (yellow). This is the site of sperm production (spermatogenesis)



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The seminiferous tubule is a vital component of the male reproductive system, playing a crucial role in sperm production. This microscopic structure can be observed under different magnifications, such as SEM C016 / 9765 and light micrographs of a rat testis. When examining the seminiferous tubules through light microscopy, we can witness their intricate arrangement within the testis. These coiled structures are responsible for producing and nurturing spermatogonia, which eventually mature into fully functional sperm cells. The importance of this process becomes evident when observing images like those captured by SEM C015 / 7873. However, not all conditions related to these tubules are positive. Testicular cancer is an unfortunate reality that affects some individuals. Through light micrograph and TEM images, scientists have been able to study this disease at a cellular level. These visualizations provide insights into abnormal cell growth patterns and apoptotic cell death associated with testicular cancer. Within the seminiferous tubules themselves lies another essential player: Sertoli cells. TEM images reveal these specialized cells' unique morphology and function in supporting spermatogenesis throughout its various stages.