Localization of calcium and zinc in the sperm storage tubules of chicken, quail and turkey using X-ray microanalysis.

Abstract

Sperm storage tubules from the utero-vaginal junction of chickens, quails and turkeys were analysed for calcium and zinc using X-ray microanalysis of ultra-rapidly frozen tissue in a scanning electron microscope. This technique enabled the tubular fluid surrounding the stored spermatozoa and the intracellular content of the cells of the sperm storage… (More)

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