Measuring sperm movement within the female reproductive tract using Fourier analysis.

@article{Nicovich2015MeasuringSM,
  title={Measuring sperm movement within the female reproductive tract using Fourier analysis.},
  author={Philip R Nicovich and Erin L Macartney and Renee Whan and Angela J Crean},
  journal={Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          256-63
        }
}
The adaptive significance of variation in sperm phenotype is still largely unknown, in part due to the difficulties of observing and measuring sperm movement in its natural, selective environment (i.e., within the female reproductive tract). Computer-assisted sperm analysis systems allow objective and accurate measurement of sperm velocity, but rely on being able to track individual sperm, and are therefore unable to measure sperm movement in species where sperm move in trains or bundles. Here… CONTINUE READING

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