In this chapter, we report our recent findings on the mechanism of sperm storage in the avian oviduct, especially data obtained from the Japanese quail Coturnix japonica , as an experimental model. Evidence for the innervation of sperm storage tubules in the oviduct of the turkey Meleagris gallopavo. In addition, recent evidence from sperm-storing bats has suggested an alternative, or additional, hypothesis that the modulation of apoptosis within epithelial cells is important in controlling sperm survival. Specimens were opened through a medioventral incision and the reproductive status of the gonads was assessed under a stereomicroscope. However, another idea has also been suggested in the chicken:
Mechanisms of sperm storage in the female reproductive tract: an interspecies comparison.
Transfect and propagate stem cells and transfer to recipient sterilized males addendum. Sperm storage was observed in the oviducal gland along the reproductive cycle, even when the female was pregnant. Annexins are candidate oviductal receptors for bovine sperm surface proteins and thus may serve to hold bovine sperm in the oviductal reservoir. Lectin characterization of oviductal sperm storage sites and resident sperm will continue. A simple columnar ciliated epithelium covers the plateau and spinnerets and no AB or PAS staining is observed.
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In the migratory locust Locusta migratoria , the presence of an egg in the genital chamber results in an increase of spermathecal contractions. In many cases, male mating behavior is detrimental to the female's fitness. However, the more times a female's abdomen is punctured, the less likely she is to survive. Scanning electron micrograph of the presence of the spermatozoa arrows in the Baffle zone. Three representative tracing drawings are shown. Abstract Sex steroid hormones play an important role in reproductive tissue development of avian species.
Both of these aspects have resulted in the ability to greatly expand experimental designs e. Mitochondrial function during liquid storage of turkey semen and cryogenic storage of rooster semen has been assessed by monitoring ATP production. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Males of this species have developed behaviors, such as abdominal tapping, to increase their number of sperm stored in the favored storage site. They were caught by longlines baited with shrimp Caridea, Crustacea. Nicola Hemmings , Tim Birkhead.