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MOURA, Adilson; DESCHAMPS, João Carlos and MORAES, José Carlos Ferrugem. Effect of the concentration and addition temperature of trehalose in extenders on freezing ram semen in straws. Cienc. Rural [online]. 1995, vol.25, n.1, pp. 105-109. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84781995000100020.
This study was aimed to evaluate the possible effects of the addition of trehalose to extenders developed for freezing ram semen in straws. The effects of addition temperature (30°C and 4°C) and concentration of trehalose (2, 4 and 6%) on INRA and TRIS/FRUTOSE diluents was evaluated. Their effects were studied through motility rate and by acrosome integrity at different incubation times after thawing (0, 2 and 5h). The results do not recommend the inclusion of trehalose in these diluents. However, it would be interesting to learn more about toxicity and interactions between the components of the extenders and trehalose in ram sperm frozen in straws.
Keywords : frozen semen; semen extenders; trehalose; sheep.