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Abstract

The addition of chicken egg yolk to semen extenders is thought to reduce the fertilizing potential of rooster spermatozoa - but not (or at least not as much) that of other avian species. The aim of the present study was to determine whether quail egg yolk, a novel extender additive, provides...

Author(s)
Santiago-Moreno, J.; Castaño, C.; Toledano-Díaz, A.; Coloma, M. A.; López-Sebastián, A.; Prieto, M. T.; Campo, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA
Citation
Cryobiology, 2012, 65, 3, pp 230-234
Abstract

Glycerol (GLY) and egg yolk (EY) are good cryoprotectants of avian and mammalian sperm, but in birds, they strongly inhibit the eventual fertilization of ova. Using the sperm penetration (SP-holes) assay and fertility trials, the present study investigates (1) the possible mechanism by which this...

Author(s)
Abouelezz, F. M. K.; Castaño, C.; Toledano-Díaz, A.; Esteso, M. C.; López-Sebastián, A.; Campo, J. L.; Santiago-Moreno, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2015, 83, 9, pp 1541-1547