Sperm cryopreservation in the Far-Eastern wildcat (Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus)

Sergei Amstislavsky, Eugeny Brusentsev, Elena Kizilova, Valentina Mokrousova, Valeria Kozhevnikova, Tatyana Abramova, Irina Rozhkova, Sergey Naidenko

Результат исследования: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьярецензирование

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The Far-Eastern wildcat (Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus) is a rare and poorly investigated nondomestic felid species. An attempt of freezing and cryopreserving Far-Eastern wildcat spermatozoa in CaniPlus Freeze (CPF) medium is reported. Sperm was collected by electroejaculation from five adult Far-Eastern wildcat captive-born males. Epididymal spermatozoa from five adult randomly bred domestic cat males were used as a reference. The viability of frozen-thawed spermatozoa evaluated by double staining with SYBR Green I and PI followed by the subsequent confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) was 38.2% ± 3.0% for the domestic cat and 38.0% ± 10.2% for the Far-Eastern wildcat. The motility of frozen-thawed spermatozoa was 30.8% ± 9.8% for the domestic cat and 33.7% ± 15.1% for the Far-Eastern wildcat. Sperm morphology was assessed by light microscopy. The total percentage of normal spermatozoa after freezing and thawing was 51.9 ± 5.9 for the domestic cat and 55.0% ± 6.4% for the Far-Eastern wildcat. Defects of flagella were the most frequently observed abnormalities in both species (32.2% ± 4.8% and 30.8% ± 4.4% of all reported anomalies for the domestic cat and Far-Eastern wildcat, respectively). Domestic cat epididymal and Far-Eastern ejaculatory spermatozoa fertilized in vitro-matured oocytes of the domestic cat (30.0% ± 5.5% and 35.5% ± 15.0%, respectively). Taken together, these results suggest that the freezing of Far-Eastern wildcat spermatozoa with CPF medium is a suitable method for Felidae cryopreservation.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)1219-1226
Число страниц8
ЖурналReproduction in Domestic Animals
Номер выпуска5
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 окт 2018


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