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Abstract

Located at the anterior end of the turkey hen's vagina are numerous discrete tubular invaginations of the surface epithelium, collectively referred to as the sperm storage tubules (SSTs). After mating or artificial insemination, sperm ascend the vagina, enter the SSTs, and over the ensuing days and ...

Author(s)
Bakst, M. R.; Bauchan, G.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2015, 83, 9, pp 1438-1444
Abstract

The sperm storage tubules (SST) of the turkey hen, which are located in the uterovaginal junction (UVJ) of the oviduct, maintain viable sperm for up to 10 wk after a single insemination. The mechanisms of this in vivo sperm storage are poorly understood. Our objective was to evaluate mRNA and...

Author(s)
Foye-Jackson, O. T.; Long, J. A.; Bakst, M. R.; Blomberg, L. A.; Akuffo, V. G.; Silva, M. V. B.; Guthrie, H. D.; McMurtry, J. P.
Publisher
Poultry Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Poultry Science, 2011, 90, 7, pp 1539-1547