Eighty-five sperm samples were cryopreserved and SYBR14/PI, MitoTracker Deep Red FM, FITC-PSA/PI and chlortetracycline were used for imaging flow cytometry evaluation of sperm viability, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), acrosome integrity and sperm capacitation, respectively. Sperm motility was also registered. Sperm motility (46.1 ± 7.7 vs. 24.1% ± 6.5%), sperm viability (49.8 ± 11.5 vs. 32.3% ± 9.6%) and high MMP (49.8% ± 12.4% vs. 34.9% ± 9.9%) decreased significantly (p <.05) during cryopreservation process, in contrast to acrosome-reacted in viable spermatozoa (1.0% ± 1.6% vs. 1.0% ± 1.0%) and sperm capacitation (10.0 ± 9.8 vs. 8.2% ± 12.4%) that were similar (p >.05) before and after cryopreservation. Positive correlations were found between sperm motility versus high MMP (r =.63), sperm motility versus sperm viability (r =.67) and sperm viability versus high MMP (r =.88). In conclusion, cryopreservation of alpaca spermatozoa is related to a decrease in sperm motility, sperm viability and high MMP, meanwhile acrosome integrity and sperm capacitation are not affected.
|Journal||Reproduction in Domestic Animals|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2023|
- Vicugna pacos
- flow cytometry