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Testis size and spermatogenesis of tsessebes from Nylsvley Nature Reserve, Transvaal

B.L. Penzhorn, N.J. van der Merwe
Koedoe | Vol 36, No 1 | a366 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v36i1.366 | © 1993 B.L. Penzhorn, N.J. van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 September 1993 | Published: 16 September 1993

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B.L. Penzhorn, University of Pretoria, South Africa
N.J. van der Merwe, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Testis mass of adult tsessebes (mean 45,3 g) and relative testis size (0,56) were consistent with the Class D social organisation of tsessebes. In singleale breeding systems, testes are relatively small. Spermatogenesis reached a peak in January, prior to the onset of the mating season.

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tsessebe, Damaliscus lunatus, testis, spermatogenesis.

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