EFFECTS OF ALCOHALIC EXTRACT OF MALVAVISCUS CONZZATTI (GREENUM) ON GERMINAL COMPONENTS AND SERTOLI CELLS OF TESTES OF MALE ALBINO RATS
Amita Shishodia, Ajay Kumar1 and Devendra Singh2
Department of Zoology, Meerut College Meerut,
1Department of Botany, M. S. College Saharanpur.
2Department of Zoology /Biotechnology Baba Farid Institute of Technology Dehradun-248001
Alcoholic extract of leaves of Malvaviscus conzatti at the rate of 25 mg/100gm body weight caused variable degree of changes in the germinal components. In the treated group, after 10 days of extract feeding defragmentation of nuclei was observed at primary spermatocyte, secondary spermatocyte and spermatic stages. After 20 days of extract feeding similar changes occur in larger area. In some reasons karyorehexis was observed in the germinal epithelium. After 30 days of extract feeding, there was rupture of germinal epithelium, some cells completely dissolved with total loss of cytoplasm . Leydig cells were also few in number. Due to destruction of germinal components lumen of tubules was almost empty. Vacuoles were visible between germinal components in somniferous tubules, Sertoli cells appeared unaffected.
Keywords: Alcoholic extract, Malvaviscus conzatti, body weight, defragmentation, spermatocyte