Cell and Tissue Research

, Volume 168, Issue 3, pp 335–342 | Cite as

Transport of material between the nucleus, the chromatoid body and the golgi complex in the early spermatids of the rat

  • Karl-Ove Söderström
  • Martti Parvinen


The movement and transport of material between intranuclear dense particles, the chromatoid body and the Golgi complex have been studied in early spermatids of the rat. The analyses involved observation of living accurately identified cells, time-lapse cinemicrography and electron microscopy.

The chromatoid body establishes transient contacts with intranuclear material during early spermiogenesis. The chromatoid body also makes contacts with the Golgi complex. It is suggested that the chromatoid body receives material from the nucleus during the postmeiotic period and participates in the early formation of the acrosomic system.

Key words

Spermatids Nucleus Chromatoid body Golgi complex Rats 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl-Ove Söderström
    • 1
  • Martti Parvinen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedicine, Department of AnatomyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedicine, Department of AnatomyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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