Reproductive capacity of male bank voles (Myodes glareolus SCHREBER, 1780) : age-dependent changes in functional activity of epididymal sperm

2013
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article
dc.abstract.enThe influence of age on male bank voles’ reproductive tract development, epididymal sperm quantity and functional activity was investigated. Experiments were carried out on male bank voles aged 1.5 to 15 months (n=10 each in 8 age groups). The developmental stage of the reproductive tract was assessed by the weight of testes, seminal vesicles and coagulation glands. In each age group the number of epididymal sperm and their functional activity were examined. Epididymal sperm functional activity was assessed by motility, viability, maturity, head morphology and integrity of the sperm tail membrane. Ageing males were heavier than pre-pubertal and mature ones. Male age also affected the testes, seminal vesicles and coagulation gland development. The heaviest accessory sex glands were noted in 3-month-old males and the lightest in prepubertal (1.5-month-old) and older (12- and 15-month-old) males. Sperm counts were significantly higher in 3-, 4- and 5-month-old males than in pre-pubertal and old males. Generally, adult males aged 3- and 4- months, produced sperm of better functional activity. In conclusion, the best male reproductive capacity is found in bank voles of 3 to 4 months of age.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Nauk o Środowiskupl
dc.affiliationWydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Zoologiipl
dc.contributor.authorKruczek, Małgorzata - 129509 pl
dc.contributor.authorStyrna, Józefa - 132138 pl
dc.contributor.authorKapusta, Joanna - 128633 pl
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-16T18:01:53Z
dc.date.available2015-02-16T18:01:53Z
dc.date.issued2013pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.number2pl
dc.description.physical131-141pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume143pl
dc.identifier.doi10.26496/bjz.2013.129
dc.identifier.eissn2295-0451pl
dc.identifier.issn0777-6276pl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/3131
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enagepl
dc.subject.enbank volepl
dc.subject.enspermatozoapl
dc.subject.enreproductive tractpl
dc.subject.ensperm activitypl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleReproductive capacity of male bank voles (Myodes glareolus SCHREBER, 1780) : age-dependent changes in functional activity of epididymal spermpl
dc.title.journalBelgian Journal of Zoologypl
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dc.abstract.enpl
The influence of age on male bank voles’ reproductive tract development, epididymal sperm quantity and functional activity was investigated. Experiments were carried out on male bank voles aged 1.5 to 15 months (n=10 each in 8 age groups). The developmental stage of the reproductive tract was assessed by the weight of testes, seminal vesicles and coagulation glands. In each age group the number of epididymal sperm and their functional activity were examined. Epididymal sperm functional activity was assessed by motility, viability, maturity, head morphology and integrity of the sperm tail membrane. Ageing males were heavier than pre-pubertal and mature ones. Male age also affected the testes, seminal vesicles and coagulation gland development. The heaviest accessory sex glands were noted in 3-month-old males and the lightest in prepubertal (1.5-month-old) and older (12- and 15-month-old) males. Sperm counts were significantly higher in 3-, 4- and 5-month-old males than in pre-pubertal and old males. Generally, adult males aged 3- and 4- months, produced sperm of better functional activity. In conclusion, the best male reproductive capacity is found in bank voles of 3 to 4 months of age.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Nauk o Środowisku
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Zoologii
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kruczek, Małgorzata - 129509
dc.contributor.authorpl
Styrna, Józefa - 132138
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kapusta, Joanna - 128633
dc.date.accessioned
2015-02-16T18:01:53Z
dc.date.available
2015-02-16T18:01:53Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2013
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.numberpl
2
dc.description.physicalpl
131-141
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
143
dc.identifier.doi
10.26496/bjz.2013.129
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2295-0451
dc.identifier.issnpl
0777-6276
dc.identifier.uri
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/3131
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.rights
Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowa
dc.rights.licence
CC-BY
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.pl
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
age
dc.subject.enpl
bank vole
dc.subject.enpl
spermatozoa
dc.subject.enpl
reproductive tract
dc.subject.enpl
sperm activity
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Reproductive capacity of male bank voles (Myodes glareolus SCHREBER, 1780) : age-dependent changes in functional activity of epididymal sperm
dc.title.journalpl
Belgian Journal of Zoology
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JournalArticle
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Publication
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