The Structure and Function of Centriolar Satellites and Pericentriolar Processes in Cnidarian Sperm

  • Maurice G. Kleve
  • Wallis H. ClarkJr.


During spermiogenesis cnidarian sperm centrioles associate with a number of accessory structures including microtubular nucleating satellites and pericentriolar processes. These centriolar specializations are particularly well developed in cnidarian sperm and appear to be highly involved in sperm development and function.


Accessory Structure Mature Sperm Cytoplasmic Microtubule Early Spermatid Late Spermatid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice G. Kleve
    • 1
  • Wallis H. ClarkJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.National Marine Fisheries ServiceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationGalvestonUSA

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