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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS TO ENHANCE THE UTILIZATION AND LONG-TERM STORAGE OF POULTRY, SWINE AND FISH GERMPLASM Title: Chapter VI. Semen Cryopreservation; Section 1. Cryopreservation of Poultry Sperm Using Glycerol

Author
item Long, Julie

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 2, 2010
Publication Date: March 16, 2010
Citation: Long, J.A. 2010. Chapter VI. Semen cryopreservation. Section 1. Cryopreservation of poultry sperm using glycerol. In: Bakst, M.R., Long, J.A., editors. Techniques for Semen Evaluation, Semen Storage, and Fertility Determination. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: The Midwest Poultry Federation. p. 62-64.

Interpretive Summary: This is a general protocol for cryopreservation of poultry sperm using glycerol as the cryoprotectant. Although glycerol is considered to be contraceptive and must either be removed or the concentration reduced prior to insemination, this cryoprotectant is still considered the best option for freezing poultry sperm when straw packaging is desired. Both manual and programmable freezer options are presented in this chapter.

Technical Abstract: N/A

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