Abstract: The present study was conducted to evaluate seminal plasma composition, spermatological parameters and their relationships in scaly carp (Cyprinus carpio). Seminal plasma contained 71.18±3.40 mML-1 (Na+), 87.48±4.42 mML-1 (K+), 10.64±1.50 mg dL-1 (Ca2+), 2.57±0.19 mEq L-1 (Mg2+), 0.12±0.04 g dL-1 total protein, 1.43±0.02 mg dL-1 glucose, 7.82±2.60 mg dL-1 triglyceride, 6.27±2.32 mg dL-1 cholesterol, 24.45±7.98 mg dL-1 urea. The following spermatological parameters were found: sperm volume 13.17±5.39 mL, sperm motility 63.18±7.16%, movement duration 56.81±20.32 s, sperm concentration 29.637±1.07x109 mL-1, total sperm concentration 419.200±29.62x109 and pH 7.59±0.74. The K+ and Ca2+ ions correlated positively with motility (r = 0.215, p>0.05 and r = 0.048, p>0.05), respectively. On the other hand, Na+ and Mg2+ ions correlated negatively with motility (r = -0.067, p>0.05, r = -0.407, p>0.05), respectively. Significant correlations were observed between K+ and Na+ (r = -0.695, p<0.05), protein and triglyceride (r = 0.786, p<0.01), protein and cholesterol (r = 0.936, p<0.01), triglyceride and cholesterol (r = 0.802, p<0.01). These parameters can be used to prepare species-specific extenders for short-term storage and cryopreservation of scaly carp sperm.
Yusuf Bozkurt, Fatih Ogretmen, Faik Sertel Secer and Ugur Ercin, 2009. Relationship Between Seminal Plasma Composition and Spermatological Parameters in Scaly Carp (Cyprinus carpio). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2745-2749.