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ea0028p299 | Reproduction | SFEBES2012

Motility of bovine mixed and sex-sorted spermatozoa incubated in physiologically normal or high-glucose media

Long Sophie , Fisher Pat , Gardner David

Background: A moderately high fructose diet fed to rat dams shifts the secondary sex ratio in the litters towards males. These dams, as well as diabetic pregnant mice, have elevated plasma glucose. Hence, high uterine fluid glucose or a hormone that may mark high glucose, may result in preferential selection of Y-bearing sperm at the point of fertilisation through effects of glucose on sperm motility. In this study, we assessed sperm motility after incubation in media with/wit...