Improved quality of cryopreserved cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) spermatozoa after centrifugation through Accudenz.

@article{Crosier2009ImprovedQO,
  title={Improved quality of cryopreserved cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) spermatozoa after centrifugation through Accudenz.},
  author={Adrienne E. Crosier and Josephine N. Henghali and Jogayle Howard and Budhan S Pukazhenthi and Kimberly A Terrell and Laurie Marker and David E. Wildt},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          298-308
        }
}
Sperm cryopreservation, in combination with assisted reproductive techniques, is a valuable tool for the genetic management of endangered felids. However, the acrosome of the cheetah spermatozoon is especially sensitive to cryopreservation, with approximately 40% of spermatozoa experiencing acrosomal damage immediately after thawing and then another approximately 15% loss during the next 4 hours in vitro. Additionally, thawing causes a reduction in sperm motility by approximately 20% with… 

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