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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 VIII. Sperm Function Assessment; Section 2. ATP Assay

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 VIII. Sperm function assessment. Section 2. ATP assay. 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. 99-102.

Interpretive Summary: This is a specialized protocol for determining the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) content of poultry sperm, which can be used an indirect assessment of sperm motility. The mitochondria generate the sperm cell's supply of ATP, which is used as a source of chemical energy to power sperm motility.

Technical Abstract: N/A

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