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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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LINHARES, F. R. A. et al. Kinetics and morphology of common carp sperm cryopreserved in powdered coconut water ACP-104. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2015, vol.67, n.5, pp.1313-1320. ISSN 1678-4162.


The aim of this study was to determine the effects of various dilution ratios on thaw sperm motility, velocity and presence of spermatic abnormalities in the common carp. 20 males with three years of age, raised at the Departamento Nacional de Obras Contra as Secas (DNOCS) were used. From the collected semen a total of nine pools were formed. The semen from each pool was evaluated for motility, velocity and spermatic morphology before and after cryopreservation. The sperm cryopreservation was performed in medium ACP-104 + DMSO 10% diluted in 1:1 or 1:3 (sperm:extender). The samples were loaded into 0.25mL straws, frozen in liquid nitrogen vapor (Styrofoam) and stored in liquid nitrogen (-196 °C). There was no significant difference (P>0.05) between the ratios of dilution on the kinetic and morphological parameters of thawed semen from common carp. However, these parameters were significantly different (P<0.05) compared to fresh semen (control). Low velocity values were recorded in thawed semen (VCL 42.6-46.5μm/s; VSL 33.2-37.1μm/s; VAP 38.9-43.2μm/s), however, observed motility above 59% (59.8-67.8%), and low levels of spermatic abnormalities (19.3-19.5%) suggested that the ACP-104 can be used as a suitable medium for cryopreservation of common carp semen in any of the tested dilution ratios.

Keywords : Cyprinus carpio; sperm; cryopreservation; sperm motility.

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