Characterization of equine sperm attributes and selection for intracytoplasmic sperm injection
When performing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), many in vivo mechanisms for sperm selection are bypassed; however, sperm must still be capable of activating the oocyte for successful fertilization. Limited information is available for horses on the effect of sperm preparation method and sperm characteristics that affect ICSI outcome. The overall objectives of this dissertation were to: 1) study the association between sperm sorting methods, sperm population characteristics, and equine ICSI outcome, and 2) characterize sperm oocyte activating factors in stallion sperm, such as phospholipase ...
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