Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 3 (june 2015) : 317-319

Growing follicle in buffalo ovary: A histomorphometrical study during different seasons of the year

Jasvinder Singh Sasan*, Varinder Uppal, Neelam Bansal
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana– 141 004, India.
Cite article:- Sasan* Singh Jasvinder, Uppal Varinder, Bansal Neelam (2024). Growing follicle in buffalo ovary: A histomorphometrical study during different seasons of the year. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(3): 317-319. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00067.9.
The present study was conducted on 100 ovaries of adult buffaloes collected from slaughter house during different seasons of year viz; winter, spring, summer, rainy and autumn. The whole ovary was processed for paraffin blocks preparation and sectioned with a rotary microtome at a thickness of 10micron. The growing follicles were characterized by an oocyte surrounded by 2 or more layers of granulosa cells enclosed with a basement membrane. Three types of growing follicles were observed. Type I was without any connective tissue layer. Type II was surrounded by connective tissue layer but without any antrum whereas Type III was having connective tissue layer and small pools of antrum. There was no significant difference in follicular diameter during different season. The average number of growing follicles was significantly higher.
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