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Biometric and morphologic studies of the female reproductive organs of the African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus: Waterhouse)

M.N. Ali, B.I. Onyeanusi, S.A. Ojo, J.O. Ayo, S.M. Maidawa, J. Imam
Folia Morphol 2010;69(4):213-215.

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Vol 69, No 4 (2010)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2010-12-01
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Different segments of the reproductive tract of 100 adult, non-pregnant, female African giant rats (AGR) were carefully examined, weighed, and measured. The ovaries were observed to be small, pinkish, and kidney-shaped. The uterus of the AGR was found to be uterus duplex. The live weight of the AGR was 999.7 ± 16.86 g. The weight, length, and width of the ovary were 0.095 ± 0.003 g, 0.750 ± 0.01 cm, and 0.01± 0.02 cm, respectively. The length of the oviduct, uterus, and vagina/vestibule were 4.44 ± 0.06 cm, 4.877 ± 0.11 cm, and 4.345 ± 0.07 cm, respectively. The weight and length of the entire tubular organs were 3.171 ± 0.01 g and 13.559 ± 0.18 cm with corresponding range values of 1.61–7.10 g and 7.80–17.40 cm, respectively. (Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 4: 213-215)

Abstract

Different segments of the reproductive tract of 100 adult, non-pregnant, female African giant rats (AGR) were carefully examined, weighed, and measured. The ovaries were observed to be small, pinkish, and kidney-shaped. The uterus of the AGR was found to be uterus duplex. The live weight of the AGR was 999.7 ± 16.86 g. The weight, length, and width of the ovary were 0.095 ± 0.003 g, 0.750 ± 0.01 cm, and 0.01± 0.02 cm, respectively. The length of the oviduct, uterus, and vagina/vestibule were 4.44 ± 0.06 cm, 4.877 ± 0.11 cm, and 4.345 ± 0.07 cm, respectively. The weight and length of the entire tubular organs were 3.171 ± 0.01 g and 13.559 ± 0.18 cm with corresponding range values of 1.61–7.10 g and 7.80–17.40 cm, respectively. (Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 4: 213-215)
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Keywords

morphology; biometry; reproductive organs; female and African giant rat

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Title

Biometric and morphologic studies of the female reproductive organs of the African giant rat (Cricetomys gambianus: Waterhouse)

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 69, No 4 (2010)

Pages

213-215

Published online

2010-12-01

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2010;69(4):213-215.

Keywords

morphology
biometry
reproductive organs
female and African giant rat

Authors

M.N. Ali
B.I. Onyeanusi
S.A. Ojo
J.O. Ayo
S.M. Maidawa
J. Imam

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