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The staining pattern of human sperm with Diff Quik: relationship with sperm head morphology and a sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA

Moska, N., Murray, E., Wakefield, P. and Matson, P. (2011) The staining pattern of human sperm with Diff Quik: relationship with sperm head morphology and a sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA. Reproductive Biology, 11 (1). pp. 55-59.

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Abstract

The dark staining of human sperm heads by Diff Quik is significantly correlated with abnormal sperm head morphology (r=0.51, p < 0.0001), but is not associated with changes in sperm chromatin detected by a sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA; r=0.18, p > 0.09). Whilst valuable in the assessment of head morphology, it is concluded that Diff Quik staining is not a useful substitute for the SCSA to assess human sperm chromatin.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Polish Society for Biology of Reproduction
Copyright: © 2011 by the Society for Biology of Reproduction
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4275
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