Effect of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) on the Regressed Testis of the Snake Cerberus rynchops Schneider


  • E.S.A. College of Science, Department of Zoology, Maharashtra, 401 202, India
  • Sagar Vaibhav Society, Mumbai, 400 068, India


Administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) (50 IU/Day) to the sexually quiescent snake Cerberus rhynchops for 14 and 28 days had no stimulatory effect on the seminiferous tubules of the regressed testes, but had a stimulatory effect in the epididymis. However, the testes of the animals treated for 28 days showed accumulation of lipid, without any spermatogenic activity in the seminiferous tubules.


Snake, Testes, HCG, Gonadotropin.

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