Fertilization environment of the non-copulating marine sculpin, Hemilepidotus gilberti

@article{Hayakawa2004FertilizationEO,
  title={Fertilization environment of the non-copulating marine sculpin, Hemilepidotus gilberti},
  author={Youichi Hayakawa and Hiroyuki Munehara},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={52},
  pages={181-186}
}
To clarify the extracellular environment for external fertilization in the non-copulating marine sculpin Hemilepidotus gilberti, sperm motility was measured in NaCl, KCl, mannitol solutions, seawater, and ovarian fluid. Spermatozoa of H. gilberti actively moved in seminal plasma the moment they were removed from the genital papilla. Spermatozoa showed higher motility in NaCl solution at osmolalities between 300–400 mOsmol kg-1. In KCl and in mannitol solutions, spermatozoa actively moved at… CONTINUE READING

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