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Microscopical evidence of mycoplasma-like organisms in mycoplasma positive bovine semen.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Andrologia
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
3
Pages
203–212
Identifiers
PMID: 6465546
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Contamination with mycoplasma-like organisms was observed microscopically in a bull with impaired sperm quality and positive isolation of Mycoplasma bovigenitalium and ureaplasma. The bull's spermiogram was characterized by decreased initial motility and post-freeze survival rate, primary defects in nucleoplasm, changes in tail conformation and regressive changes of the plasmalemma and acrosome. Vesiculo-lamellar bodies in the periacrosomal region were an accompanying feature. The cytologic picture described is compatible with descriptions reported earlier and related to mycoplasma infection.

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