Germinal epithelium (male)

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Germinal epithelium (male)
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Germinal epithelium of the testicle. 1 basal lamina, 2 spermatogonia, 3 spermatocyte 1st order, 4 spermatocyte 2nd order, 5 spermatid, 6 mature spermatid, 7 Sertoli cell, 8 tight junction (blood testis barrier)

The germinal epithelium is the innermost layer of the testicle.

Germinal epithelium is also known as the wall of the seminiferous tubule within the testes. The cells in the epithelium are connected via tight junctions.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.