Elucidation of the mechanism responsible for the temperature-dependent reversible inactivation of the motility of fowl spermatozoa.

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1. When washed fowl spermatozoa were held at 30 degrees C in a Ca++-free medium they retained internal Ca++, assimilated from the seminal plasma in vivo, which maintained their motility. 2. When this preparation was warmed to 40 degrees C, Ca++ was lost to the medium and the spermatozoa became immotile. 3. On subsequent cooling to 30 degrees C, the… (More)

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@article{Thomson1989ElucidationOT, title={Elucidation of the mechanism responsible for the temperature-dependent reversible inactivation of the motility of fowl spermatozoa.}, author={Maureen Thomson and Graham J Wishart}, journal={British poultry science}, year={1989}, volume={30 3}, pages={687-92} }