The ability of seminal plasma to protect emu (Dromaius novaeholliandae) sperm during in vitro storage

Alene Tawang

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    Seminal plasma (SP) is thought to protect sperm from damage caused by cooling or freezing. We tested the concept with emu sperm and found that SP improved Viability, motility and fertilising ability. Moreover, the SP from some males was more effective than the SP of others. When we separated SP into high-molecular weight (HMWF) and low-molecular weight (LMWF) fractions, we found that HMWF was more effective than LMWF. We conclude that SP can protect emu sperm during in vitro storage and the components responsible should be identified so they can be used in reproduction management.
    LanguageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date31 Jan 2017
    StateUnpublished - 2017

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    Dromaius
    emus
    seminal plasma
    spermatozoa
    molecular weight
    freezing
    cooling
    viability

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