Methionine supplementation improves ram sperm parameters during liquid storage at 5 degrees C

Bucak M. N. , Çoyan K., Öztürk C., Güngör Ş., Ömür A. D.

CRYOBIOLOGY, vol.65, no.3, pp.335-337, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2012.09.002
  • Title of Journal : CRYOBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-337


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of methionine and lipoic acid on ram sperm parameters during liquid storage (5 degrees C). Ejaculates collected from five Merino rams were pooled at 37 degrees C. Each pooled ejaculate was divided into five equal aliquots and diluted (37 degrees C) with five extenders, one of which was without additives, two of which contained methionine at two different doses, and the other two of which contained lipoic acid at two different doses. Sperm parameters were determined at 0, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h of liquid storage at 5 degrees C.