Research Article

A Tissue Retrieval and Postharvest Processing Regimen for Rodent Reproductive Tissues Compatible with Long-Term Storage on the International Space Station and Postflight Biospecimen Sharing Program

Figure 1

Effect of delayed processing on C57Bl/6J testicular morphology. Each panel represents light microscopy (40x objective) of sections of adult mouse testis stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE) (magnification bar is 100 μm). (a) Tissues kept on ice for 0 to 2.5 hr after harvesting; (b) tissues allowed to remain in the carcass for 0 to 2.5 hr; (c) tissues removed and kept at RT for 0 to 2.5 hr in Ham’s F10 after harvesting.