Electron microscopic study of the Golgi zone of the rat spermatids revealed two main types of vesicular structures: flat vesicles generally accumulated in stacks and spheroidal vesicles of various sizes. The Golgi zone of young spermatids showed a predominance of flat vesicles and small spherical vesicles, while the "residual" Golgi zone of the maturing spermatids displayed an increased number of large spherical vesicles and thus became increasingly vacuolated in appearance.
The images presented were suggestive of a transformation of the flat vesicles into spherical vesicles by fragmentation and dilatation and also of a passage of the spherical vesicles from the Golgi zone to the surrounding cytoplasm.
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