A comparative study of the morphometry of sperm head components in cattle, sheep, and pigs with a computer-assisted fluorescence method
Resumen: The aim of this study was to compare the sperm nuclear and acrosomal morphometry of three species of domestic artiodactyls; cattle (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries), and pigs (Sus scrofa). Semen smears of twenty ejaculates from each species were fixed and labeled with a propidium iodide-Pisum sativum agglutinin (PI/PSA) combination. Digital images of the sperm nucleus, acrosome, and whole sperm head were captured and analyzed. The use of the PI/PSA combination and CASA-Morph fluorescence-based method allowed the capture, morphometric analysis, and differentiation of most sperm nuclei, acrosomes and whole heads, and the assessment of acrosomal integrity with a high precision in the three species studied. For the size of the head and nuclear area, the relationship between the three species may be summarized as bull > ram > boar. However, for the other morphometric parameters (length, width, and perimeter), there were differences in the relationships between species for sperm nuclei and whole sperm heads. Bull sperm acrosomes were clearly smaller than those in the other species studied and covered a smaller proportion of the sperm head. The acrosomal morphology, small in the bull, large and broad in the sheep, and large, long, and with a pronounced equatorial segment curve in the boar, was species-characteristic. It was concluded that there are clear variations in the size and shape of the sperm head components between the three species studied, the acrosome being the structure showing the most variability, allowing a clear distinction of the spermatozoa of each species.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.186877
Año: 2016
Publicado en: Asian journal of andrology 18, 6 (2016), 840-843
ISSN: 1008-682X

Factor impacto JCR: 2.996 (2016)
Categ. JCR: ANDROLOGY rank: 1 / 5 = 0.2 (2016) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: UROLOGY & NEPHROLOGY rank: 22 / 76 = 0.289 (2016) - Q2 - T1

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.793 - Urology (Q2) - Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q2)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/A40
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/AGL2014-52775-P
Tipo y forma: Artículo (Versión definitiva)
Área (Departamento): Área Producción Animal (Dpto. Produc.Animal Cienc.Ali.)

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