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The influence of ovarian fluid on the sperm physiology of Rutilus kutum
A Golpour , M Esfandyari , H Dadras *
, h.dadrass@yahoo.com
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Motility parameters of the spermatozoa in most fish species spawning in fresh water like Rutilus kutum lasts for a short time after activation. Ovarian fluid significantly influenced sperm motility (motility duration period) and percent motility (progressive forward motile sperm). Both of these variables generally increased as the concentration of ovarian fluid increased from 33% to 50%, respectively. It is concluded that ovarian fluid enhances sperm movement in this species at appropriate level and thus has the potential to influence fertilization capacity.

Keywords: Reproduction, Sperm physiology, Ovarian fluid, Rutilus kutum
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Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: aquaculture
Received: 2012/04/12 | Accepted: 2014/09/18 | Published: 2015/10/27
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Golpour A, Esfandyari M, Dadras H. The influence of ovarian fluid on the sperm physiology of Rutilus kutum. IJFS. 2015; 14 (4) :818-825
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مجله علوم شیلاتی ایران Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences
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