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Effects of oviducal cells on the maintenance of motility and fertilizing capacity of fowl spermatozoa stored in a diffusion chamber.

Authors
  • Ashizawa, K
  • Nishiyama, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Poultry science
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1983
Volume
62
Issue
11
Pages
2276–2279
Identifiers
PMID: 6657571
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Oviducal cells were cultured on the inner or outer side of the membrane filter of a diffusion chamber, and attempts were made to maintain fowl spermatozoa at 41 C in vitro. When spermatozoa were stored along with cultured cells in the diffusion chamber, the high fertilizing capacity was retained for at least 3 days, regardless of whether the spermatozoa stored in the diffusion chamber were in direct contact with the cultured cells. In contrast, spermatozoa stored in the cell-free diffusion chamber or in a test tube showed a relatively low or no fertilizing capacity, respectively.

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