The influence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on computer analysed sperm motility of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) in vitro

Socha M., Sokolowska-Mikolajczyk M., Szczerbik P., Chyb J., Dietrich G., Kowalski R., Grabic R., Epler P.

Date de parution: juillet 2008
Volume: 32
Number: 2 suppl.
Pagination: 197
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of low- (Delor 103) and high-chlorinated (Delor 106) biphenyl mixtures on common carp sperm motility. Using computer-assisted sperm analysis it was found that both Delor 103 and Delor 106 significantly decreased (p < 0,05) VCL, VAP and VSL velocities of carp sperm. The results suggest that PCBs influence the final phase of reproduction in fish affecting spermatozoa motility.

Mots-clés: Common carp - PCB - Reproduction - Sperm motility
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