Effects of pH on the migration of X and Y sperm.

Robert B Diasio, R. H. Glass

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Abstract

A study was undertaken to examine the influence of pH on the migration of X and Y sperm as observed in freshly ejaculated semen samples from human donors. These sperm were allowed to migrate into capillary tubes containing media of varying pH. Y-carrying sperm were i dentified using flourescent staining with quinacrine dihydrochloride. S mall changes in pH were ineffective in influencing the ratio of sperm. 6 additional samples were analyzed in a more acid pH resulting in an insignificant change in migration. This study indicated that the percentage of Y-bearing sperm migrating through a capillary tube is unaffected by the medium's pH. Evidence suggest the unlikelihood that X and Y sperm can be differentiated on the basis of migration through media of varying pH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume22
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Effects of pH on the migration of X and Y sperm. / Diasio, Robert B; Glass, R. H.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 22, No. 5, 05.1971, p. 303-305.

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Diasio, Robert B ; Glass, R. H. / Effects of pH on the migration of X and Y sperm. In: Fertility and Sterility. 1971 ; Vol. 22, No. 5. pp. 303-305.
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