, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 362–371 | Cite as

Microscopic anatomy of the ovary ofAlouatta caraya

  • Juan Alberto Claver
  • Irene von Lawzewitsch
  • Orestes Jorge Colillas


The microscopic structure of theAlouatta caraya ovary is studied in different ages and reproductive stages. The most significant feature seems to be the presence in adult ovaries of abundant glandular interstitial tissue which occupies both the cortex and medulla. It seems to be derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles. Discrete luteinized masses are present in the medulla in all the ovaries observed. Invaginations of the surface epithelium are seen only in infant and juvenile ovaries. The development of cystic follicles seems to be a common pathway of atresia.


Significant Feature Animal Ecology Surface Epithelium Common Pathway Reproductive Stage 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Alberto Claver
    • 1
    • 2
  • Irene von Lawzewitsch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Orestes Jorge Colillas
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Argentino de PrimatesConsejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TécnicasBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Catedra de Histologia y Embriologia, Facultad de Ciencias VeterinariasUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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