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Title: Oviducal sperm storage in poultry

item Bakst, Murray
item Dymond, Jessica

Submitted to: World Poultry Science Association Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/29/2012
Publication Date: 1/24/2013
Citation: Bakst, M.R., Dymond, J.E. 2013. Oviducal sperm storage in poultry. World Poultry Science Association Proceedings. Cd.

Interpretive Summary: N/A

Technical Abstract: Hens are capable of fertilizing a daily succession of ovulated ova due to their ability to store sperm in the oviduct for several weeks. However, the precise biological mechanisms describing how sperm are selected and survive in the oviduct, and which sperm actually reach the site of fertilization continue to be largely unknown. The following report will provide a brief overview of the more current revelations in these areas.