Ice Formation Not to Blame for Loss of Viability in Preserved Equine Sperm

Loss of spermatozoa viability following cryopreservation, historically attributed to the formation of intracellular ice, is now believed to be a result of an osmotic imbalance during thawing. Osmotic imbalances result in the movement of water into cells, causing them to swell and burst.

In a recent study co-authored by John Morris, PhD, from Asymptote Ltd., a United

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