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Use of trehalose in the semen cryopreservation of Amazonian catfish Leiarius marmoratus.

07:00 EST 4th February 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Use of trehalose in the semen cryopreservation of Amazonian catfish Leiarius marmoratus."

The current study assessed a semen cryopreservation protocol in the Amazonian catfish Leiarius marmoratus, a freshwater fish, of rheophilic behavior, and of great importance for Brazilian fish farming. Eight males (n = 8) were stripped and the semen was cryopreserved if total motility in fresh semen was higher than 80%. The external cryoprotectant Trehalose was then diluted in Beltsvile Thawing Solution (BTS) extender in the following concentrations: 50, 100, 150, and 200 mM. Semen samples were diluted in the media (1:9 v/v) being tested, then frozen in a container with nitrogen vapor (dryshipper), and stored in liquid nitrogen at -196 °C. Motility parameters assessed post-thawing were performed by CASA-system and sperm cell integrity analyses (membrane integrity, DNA integrity, and mitochondrial function) were performed through fluorescence microscopy. As a result, no significant statistical difference was observed between treatments, independently of Trehalose concentrations tested in the following post-thawing analysis: membrane integrity, DNA integrity, mitochondrial functionality, and sperm motility duration. As of total and progressive motilities, the treatment containing 50 mM trehalose (15.6 and 9.5%, respectively), exhibited inferior results when compared to treatments with 150 mM (22.9 and 17.7%, respectively) and 200 mM (31.4 and 26.3%, respectively) trehalose concentrations (P < 0.05); however, it did not differ from the treatment with 100 mM trehalose (18.6 and 15.3%, respectively). Therefore, treatments with trehalose at higher concentrations exhibited superior results when compared to other treatments in in vitro motility parameters for L. marmoratus.

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Name: Cryobiology
ISSN: 1090-2392
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