Concentration of copper, iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and nickel in bull and ram semen and relation to the occurrence of pathological spermatozoa.

@article{Massnyi2004ConcentrationOC,
  title={Concentration of copper, iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and nickel in bull and ram semen and relation to the occurrence of pathological spermatozoa.},
  author={P{\'e}ter Mass{\'a}nyi and Jozef Trand{\vz}{\'i}k and Pavol Nad and Be{\'a}ta Kor{\'e}nekov{\'a} and Magdal{\'e}na Skalick{\'a} and Robert Toman and Norbert Luk{\'a}{\vc} and Marko Halo and Peter Strap{\'a}k},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 11-12},
  pages={3005-14}
}
In this study the concentration of copper, iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and nickel in bull and ram semen and relation of these metals to spermatozoa morphology was investigated. Analysis by atomic absorption spectrophotometry showed that copper concentration was significantly higher (p<0.0001) in ram semen in comparison with bull semen. The zinc concentration was higher in bull semen in comparison with ram semen. The iron and cadmium concentrations in the semen were similar. Higher concentration… CONTINUE READING

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