European scientists create a system for determining the quality of individualized semen. The study, the quality of sperm samples from three species of great interest was determined for conservation reasons or for the interest of the industrial aquaculture sector.
These are Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), Europeaneel (Anguilla anguilla) and Siberiansturgeon (Acipenserbaerii).
This technology can be easily implemented in hatcheries because the efficiency of fertilization is at stake in the evaluation of semen quality.
The use of a standardized method to analyze sperm quality means an improvement in the reliability of the data as well as in the possibility of comparing them between different laboratories.
Undoubtedly it is a solid tool to characterize the breeders and make a faster and more efficient decision making in the hatcheries where they use in vitro fertilization techniques and / or semen cryopreservation.