The Scientific World Journal / 2012 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Temporal Dynamics of Reproduction of the Neotropical Fish, Crenicichla menezesi (Perciformes: Cichlidae)

Figure 4

Histological aspects of oocytes developmental stages of 𝐢 . π‘š 𝑒 𝑛 𝑒 𝑧 𝑒 𝑠 𝑖 : (a) and (b) immature ovary showing oocytes with chromatin nucleolus (Phase I) arrows; chromatin perinucleolus oocytes (Phase II) *; (c) maturing ovary with reserve stock perinucleolus oocytes (Phase II), lipid vitellogenic stage oocytes (Phase III), lipid and protein vitellogenic stage oocytes (Phase IV); (d) and (e) mature ovary showing several batches of oocytes at different stages of development (Phase I to V); (f) partially spent stage showing oocytes phase III and atretic follicles (AFs).

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