Figure 1. Gonadogenesis in the hermaphrodite and male.

Figure 1

Gonadogenesis in the hermaphrodite and male. (A) Newly hatched first-stage larva of both sexes with a mid-ventrally located gonad primordium. Shown are diagrams of the adult hermaphrodite (B) and male (C) gonad and selected stages of larval development. Somatic gonad cells are shaded, with the myoepithelial sheath cells (stipples) only shown in the adult. (DTC) Distal tip cell; (AC) anchor cell. Germ line: (closed circles) mitotic nuclei; (open circles) meiotic prophase nuclei; (closed triangles) primary spermatocytes; (open triangles) sperm. Anterior is left. (Adapted from Hirsh et al. 1976; Kimble and Hirsh 1979).

From: Section II, Summary of Anatomy and Development of the Germ Line

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C. elegans II. 2nd edition.
Riddle DL, Blumenthal T, Meyer BJ, et al., editors.
Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 1997.
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