ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-070625-6
Development of a simplified and standardized protocol with potential for high-throughput for sperm cryopreservation in zebrafish Danio rerio
Yang, H., Carmichael, C., Varga, Z.M., and Tiersch, T.R.
Date: 2007
Source: Theriogenology   68(2): 128-136 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Carmichael, Carrie, Varga, Zoltan M.
Keywords: Sperm cryopreservation, In vitro fertilization, Zebrafish, Danio rerio
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cryopreservation/methods*
  • Cryopreservation/standards
  • Cryoprotective Agents/toxicity
  • Male
  • Methanol/toxicity
  • Osmolar Concentration
  • Sperm Motility/drug effects
  • Spermatozoa*/drug effects
  • Temperature
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 17544099 Full text @ Theriogenology
Sperm cryopreservation offers potential for long-term storage of genetic resources. However, the current protocols for zebrafish Danio rerio are cumbersome and poorly reproducible. Our objective was to facilitate adoption of cryopreservation by streamlining methods from sperm collection through thawing and use. First, sperm activation was evaluated, and motility was completely inhibited when osmolality of the extender was >/=295-300mOsmol/kg. To evaluate cryoprotectant toxicity, sperm were incubated with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), N,N-dimethyl acetamide (DMA), methanol, or glycerol at 5, 10, and 15% concentrations. Based on motility, DMSO, DMA, and methanol (