Slide 7 Seminiferous Tubule (rat)
Two Sertoli cells (elongated cells with oval nuclei and prominent nucleoli) are attached to the basement membrane and stretch into the lumen of the tubule. A pachytene spermatocyte (blue) lies lower in the seminiferous epithelium than the round spermatids (red). Elongating spermatids at the apex are about to be released into the lumen as some already have.

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