Acrosomal and viability status of bovine spermatozoa evaluated by two staining methods

Jankovičová, Jana and Simon, Michal and Antalíková, Jana and Horovská, Ľubica (2008) Acrosomal and viability status of bovine spermatozoa evaluated by two staining methods. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 56 (1). pp. 133-138. ISSN 0236-6290

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Artificial insemination with frozen-thawed spermatozoa is commonly used in cattle breeding. A simple and fast procedure is needed for routine evaluation of the acrosomal status of frozen-thawed bovine sperm. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to test two staining procedures used to determine the viability and integrity of acrosome of frozen-thawed bovine spermatozoa. Double staining and Hoechst/FITC- Pisum sativum agglutinin (FITC-PSA) labelling were tested for evaluating the viability and acrosome reaction induced by calcium ionophore of bull spermatozoa. In our experiments no significant differences were detected in the frequency of acrosome-reacted sperm either by double staining (37.98%) or by FITC-PSA labelling (39.33%). The viability of sperm stained by the double staining method was 67.17%, and a higher portion of viable sperm (82.67%) was observed by staining with the Hoechst procedure (P < 0.01). On the basis of the results obtained it is concluded that both methods can be used for detecting the acrosome reaction of frozen-thawed bovine spermatozoa.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SV Veterinary science / állatorvostudomány
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 13:02

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