The tubules in the testes where spermatogenesis occurs. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/1381 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/csmith ]

Synonyms: testis - seminiferous tubule seminiferous tubule seminiferous cord tubuli seminiferi

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Seminiferous_tubule_and_sperm_low_mag.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Gray1145.png

external definition

Any of the coiled tubules located in the testes in which spermatozoa are produced.[AAO]
One of two or three twisted curved tubules in each lobule of the testis in which spermatogenesis occurs. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

tubuli seminiferi

homology notes

Frogs among amphibians and the amniotes have males with testes that are composed of seminiferous tubules, which differ from ampullae in being long, highly convoluted ductules.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001343