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- Almunia, Julio; Nakamura, Kotono; Murakami, Mami; Takashima, Shigeo; Mori, Takashi; Takasu, Masaki
- Theriogenology 2019 v.130 pp. 120-124
- Sertoli cells; adults; early development; males; miniature swine; piglets; seminiferous tubules; sexual maturity; spermatogenesis; stem cells; testicular development; vimentin
- ... Microminipigs are one of the smallest miniature pigs characterized as sexually precocious; the males achieve sexual maturity at around 3–4.5 months of age. However, the physiology of this sexual precocity is still unclear. To understand sexual precocity in male microminipigs, we analyzed their testes at five developmental stages: neonatal (<7 days), 30-day-old, 45-day-old, 80-day-old, and adult (> ...