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Characteristics of sperm of polyploid Prussian carp Carassius gibelio

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Wild-captured 16 diploid, five triploid and one tetraploid Prussian carp Carassius gibelio males produced motile haploid, aneuploid (1·5n) and haploid to aneuploid (> 2n) sperm, respectively, in similar concentration and with the lowest percentage of live spermatozoa in sperm for the tetraploid male (mean ±s.d. 83·03 ± 1·76%; P < 0·05) compared to diploid and triploid males (97·37 ± 1·11% and 96·70 ± 1·45%; P > 0·05).

Keywords: Carassius gibelio; diploidy; motility; tetraploidy; triploidy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of South Bohemia České Budějovice, Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology, 389 25 Vodňany, Czech Republic 2: Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, Czech Republic

Publication date: July 1, 2008


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