Scanning Electron Microscopic Study on Oviduct of Jaffarabadi Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) During Luteal Phase
Keywords:Jaffarabadi buffalo, Luteal phase, Oviduct, Scanning electron microscopy
The present study was conducted on different segments of oviduct of ten adult Jaffarabadi buffaloes during lutealÂ phase of estrous cycle. Scanning electron microscopic observations revealed that the mucosa of oviduct characterized by
the presence of longitudinal folds possessed primary and secondary branching. The mucosal folds were lined by ciliated andÂ non-ciliated secretory cells. The ciliated cells possessed tufts of cilia. During the luteal phase, secretory cells were more and
ciliated cells were less in the epithelium of infundibulum and ampulla. The apical surface of the secretory cells appearedÂ extended due to different sized bulbous processes. The surface of the secretory cells as well as ciliated cells possessed short
and blunt microvilli. The isthmus showed less difference in ciliation during different phases of oestrous cycle.