Effects of Seminal Plasma Composition on Sperm Motility in Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

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2009
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Bozkurt, Yusuf
Ogretmen, Faith
Secer, Faik Sertel
Ercin, Ugur
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Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
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This research provides data concerning the biochemical (ionic and organic) composition of sperm of the mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio) and its relation- ship to spermatozoa motility. Seminal plasma contained 67.12±1.06 mM/l Na+, 105.1±2.24 mM/l K+, 7.85±0.67 mg/dl Ca2+, 2.61±0.11 mEq/l Mg2+, 0.14±0.002 g/dl total protein, 10.3±1.01 mg/dl triglyceride, 6.83±0.72 mg/dl cholesterol, and 54.72±3.49 mg/dl urea. A positive relationship (p<0.05) was determined between Na+ and motility (r = 0.522). On the other hand, Ca2+, K+, and Mg2+ ions negatively correlated (p>0.05) with motility (r = -0.565, r = -0.160, and r = -0.184, respectively). Spermatozoa motility correlated negatively (p>0.05) with protein (r = -0.233), triglyceride (r = -0.348), and urea (r = -0.331) but positively with cholesterol (r = 0.012). This information will help to develop cryopreservation procedures, to meet species-specific extender requirements, and to optimize artificial fertilization procedures in mirror carp.
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seminal plasma, motility, sperm quality, mirror carp
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Bozkurt, Y., Ogretmen, F., Secer, F.S., & Ercin, U. (2009). Effects of Seminal Plasma Composition on Sperm Motility in Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 61(4), 307-314.
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