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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF STRESS ON FOODBORNE PATHOGEN COLONIZATION IN TURKEYS Title: Sperm viability - Determination of sperm viability using fluorescence microscopy

item Donoghue, Ann
item Blanco, Juan -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2010
Publication Date: March 16, 2010
Citation: Donoghue, A.M., Blanco, J. 2010. Sperm viability - Determination of sperm viability using fluorescence microscopy. In: Bakst, M.R., Long, J. A. editors. Techniques for Semen Evaluation, Semen Storage and Fertility. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: Midwest Poultry Federation. p. 39-41.

Technical Abstract: To determine the percentage of viable sperm in a semen sample using stains that differentiates viable (live) sperm from nonviable (dead) sperm. Viable sperm are detected by SYBR-14, which stains the sperm nuclei green. Nonviable sperm are detected by propidium iodide (PI), which stains the sperm red. The propidium iodide is not incorporated into live sperm with intact membranes.

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