Viability of rabbit spermatozoa diluted in tris-glucose and tris-fructose extenders

Oztemel S., Dogan İ., Soylu M.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.82, no.7, pp.735-737, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.735-737
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Tris [(hydroxymethyl) aminomethane]-based extenders are a widely used diluents for liquid storage of rabbit semen (Castellini, 1996; Roca et al., 2000). The sugars supply energy substrate for sperm cells during incubation, maintain the osmotic pressure of the diluents and act as a cryoprotectant (Watson, 1990). The aim of this study was to examine the spermatozoa viability and morphological changes of sperms from White New Zealand (WNZ) buck rabbits, diluted in Tris-glucose-citric acid and Tris-fructose-citric acid and kept at 10 degrees C for 72 hours.