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

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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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