Comparison of the structure of chinchilla sperm isolated from semen and from the tail of the epididymis
Katarzyna Andraszek , Dorota Banaszewska , Olga Szeleszczuk , Piotr Niedbała , Marta Kuchta-Gładysz
AbstractSperm cells isolated from the tail of the epididymis and from the semen of the same individuals were analysed. The use of silver nitrate to stain sperm cells isolated from the tail of the epididymis made it possible to identify structures that were not visible in the sperm from semen. Silver nitrate very clearly distinguished the acrosomal and distal parts of the sperm head. Following silver nitrate staining, the sperm isolated from the tail of the epididymis were characterized by dark ‘collars’ in the distal part of the head. These ‘collars’ are not visible in the sperm cells isolated from semen. The results of the study indicate differences in the dimensions of sperm isolated from the tail of the epididymis and sperm in semen. Sperm isolated from the tail of the epididymis had smaller heads, despite their longer length, and had longer midpieces and tails than ejaculate sperm. Silver nitrate staining is a simple and fast technique. Silver nitrate makes it possible to identify the acrosome and post‐acrosomal region of the sperm head and to clearly identify the midpiece. Therefore, it can be successfully used to supplement routine techniques for evaluating sperm morphology or as an independent technique.
|Journal series||Reproduction in Domestic Animals, ISSN 0936-6768, e-ISSN 1439-0531, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||chinchilla, silver nitrate, sperm structure|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 0.934; : 2018 = 1.638 (2) - 2018=1.677 (5)|
|Finansowanie||Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities|
|Licencja||Full access na stronie czasopisma 2.06.2020|
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