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- n. Plural form of acrosome.
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Further analysis revealed that compartments in the sperm known as acrosomes, which contain proteins that breakdown the outer membrane of the egg so that a sperm can enter for fertilization to occur, were malformed.
Seminiferous tubules showed disruption of the normal spermatogenic cycle with abnormal acrosomal development on round spermatids, clumping of acrosomes, misaligned spermatids and the absence of normal elongated spermatids in Ehd1 -/- males.
We discussed spermatogenesis -- how we got from a diploid spermatogonial stem cell to a haploid spermatid -- and then spermiogenesis -- the process by which the spermatids acquire the features of spermatozoa: tails, acrosomes and the like.
Miller DJ (1999) Simple histochemical stain for acrosomes on sperm from several species.