Correlation between biochemical and spermatological parameters in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) semen


Secer S., Tekin N., Bozkurt Y., Bukan N. , Akcay E.

ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH, vol.56, no.4, pp.274-280, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-280
  • Keywords: Oncorhynchus mykiss, seminal plasma, spermatological parameters, spermatozoa, sperm motility, spawning season, SALMO-GAIRDNERI SEMEN, SEMINAL PLASMA, SPERM MOTILITY, SPERMATOZOA, MILT, INITIATION, AGE

Abstract

Levels of biochemical parameters in seminal plasma and physical parameters of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) semen were determined and compared. Seminal plasma contained 80.51 +/- 31.48 mmol/l Na+, 46.21 +/- 12.58 mmol/l K+, 4.65 +/- 1.57 mg/dl Ca2+, 3.48 +/- 1.18 mEq/l Mg2+, 112.5 +/- 25.93 mmol/l Cl-, 1.33 +/- 0.76 mg/dl glucose, 0.15 +/- 0.09 g/dl protein, 2.55 +/- 2.47 mg/dl cholesterol, 8.0 +/- 2.84 mg/dl triglyceride, and 31.65 +/- 40.78 mg/dl urea. Semen volume was 19.9 +/- 21.43 ml, spermatozoa motility 60.0 +/- 30.09%, duration of spermatozoa movement 174.0 +/- 1.82 s, spermatozoa concentration 1.52 +/- 0.70 x 10(9)/ml, total spermatozoa number 44.25 +/- 64.59 x 10(9), and pH 6.7 +/- 0.25.