High catalase content of rabbit semen appears to be inherited.

  title={High catalase content of rabbit semen appears to be inherited.},
  author={Robert Foote and Edward H. Hare},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  volume={21 5},
Reactive oxygen species, as hydrogen peroxide, can be damaging to sperm. Most species have little protective catalase in their semen, but rabbit semen contains substantial amounts of catalase. The objective of the present study was to characterize a substantial number of Dutch rabbits for seminal content of catalase and determine whether differences were inherited. Usually, 4 or more semen samples were analyzed per male. Catalase was measured by a gasometric procedure. In Experiment 1, the… CONTINUE READING