Collection of semen by manual stimulation and ejaculate characteristics of the Black Flying-Fox (Pteropus alecto)

Debbie F. Melville, Elizabeth G. Crichton, Trish Paterson-Wimberley and Johnston, Stephen D. (2008) Collection of semen by manual stimulation and ejaculate characteristics of the Black Flying-Fox (Pteropus alecto). Zoo Biology, 27 2: 159-164. doi:10.1002/zoo.20169


Author Debbie F. Melville
Elizabeth G. Crichton
Trish Paterson-Wimberley
Johnston, Stephen D.
Title Collection of semen by manual stimulation and ejaculate characteristics of the Black Flying-Fox (Pteropus alecto)
Journal name Zoo Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-3188
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/zoo.20169
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 159
End page 164
Total pages 6
Editor Dan Wharton
Place of publication Hoboken NJ USA
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject C1
070206 Animal Reproduction
970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Abstract Semen collection and preservation is the first step toward the development of an artificial insemination program in endangered Pteropus spp. Semen was collected by manual stimulation from a single "human-habituated" P. alecto. Manual stimulation resulted in the successful collection of motile spermatozoa on 17 of 34 attempts. The semen had a pH of 8.2 (n=2). With the exception of volume, seminal characteristics (concentration, motility, acrosome and plasma membrane status) were similar to those collected previously by electro-ejaculation. Zoo Biol 27:159-164, 2008. (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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