Studying sperm epididymal maturation process on pigs

  • Bonet Marull, Sergi (Principal Investigator)

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    The function of the epididymal duct and the maturation of the epididymal sperm from health and sexually mature boars, will be studied. The morphology and the secretory process of the epididymi swill be studied by histological, histochemical, ultrastructural and cytochemical procedures. The epididymal sperm will be compared at each one of its three regions (head, body and tail): sperm concentration, sperm motility, sperm viability, sperm quality (mature, immature, and aberrant spermatozoa), sperm agglutination, osmotic resistence of acrosomes, acrosomal contents, development of sperm abnormalities and ultrastructural changes of the epididymal sperm will be examinated. The epididymal fluid will be analysed at each one of the three epididymal regions: pH, osmolarity, and L-carnitine, "alpha"-glucosidase, glicerophosphorilcoline, Ca, Fe, Zn,Mn, and Mg concentration will be evaluated. The res
    Effective start/end date1/01/9231/12/95


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