Age Related Histomorphological Study on Connecting Rete Tubules in Ovarian Rete System of Buffalo
Keywords:Buffalo, Connecting rete tubules, Histomorphology
The present study showed that the connecting rete was present between the intraovaraian and extraovarian reteÂ tubules. At early foetal age, these tubules appeared as a discrete structure lined by basement membrane with abundance ofÂ connective tissue. At later stages of prenatal life, which were well developed and had two components i.e darkly stainedÂ mesovarian connecting rete lined by pseudostratified columnar type cells and had a larger lumen. The second type were lightlyÂ stained ovarian proper connecting rete, which were also lined by pseudostratified columnar type with a distinct basementÂ membrane underneath, but had small lumen. At this stage, the amount of connective tissue fibres was more and leading toÂ separation of individual tubules. During prepubertal groups, mesovarian connecting rete tubules occupied the larger area of theÂ ovarian medulla and had larger diameter and with or without luminal contents. InÂ pubertal animals, decreased number and size ofÂ connecting rete with an increase in the connective tissue separating the tubular components. Present observations indicated thatÂ the connecting rete were well developed during late prenatal and prepubertal animals which showed degeneration with age of
animals may in turn be correlated with the reproductive activity of animal.