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Lab Anim. 1990 Apr;24(2):172-5.

Freezing rabbit semen by the use of BF5 diluent.

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  • 1AFRC, Institute of Animal Physiology, Cambridge, UK.


Three experiments were carried out to find the optimal concentration of DMSO and glycerol in BF5 diluent for freezing rabbit spermatozoa. Semen was diluted 1:1 with diluent A (BF5 + DMSO) at 25 degrees C and diluted further 1:1 with diluent B (diluent A + glycerol) after cooling down to 5 degrees C. Diluted semen was frozen immediately and stored in liquid nitrogen. Maximum percentages for motility and normal acrosomes were obtained in the presence of 12% DMSO (as expressed in diluent A) and 3% glycerol (final concentration) after thawing.

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