In vitro fertilization of sheep oocytes matured in vivo.

Incubating washed ram spermatozoa in a modified Brackett's defined medium buffered with Hepes (DM-H) containing 20% of heat-inactivated sheep serum appears to be a reliable method of capacitating sperm for in vitro fertilization. Raising the Ca(++) concentration in the fertilization medium (DM-H-SS) to 10 mM stabilized the fertilization rate of various rams… CONTINUE READING