Special Issue "Advanced Technology in Animals Reproduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Semen cryopreservation in animal species is a biotechnology in reproduction that is used to increase the diffusion and measurement of genetic progress, sustain the conservation of genetic biodiversity, and improve the management of artificial insemination. The cryopreservation protocols vary among species, because there are differences in sperm shape, volume, organelle size, and composition. The cryopreservation process causes numerous negative effects, including injuries to cell membranes and metabolic damages with devastating consequences for sperm survival. There is a clear need to standardize the entire freezing and thawing process in order to minimize variability in results; this is particularly evident for some animal species. There are still more challenges than opportunities related to the implementation of sperm cryopreservation.
Sperm cryopreservation is a complex biotechnology which poses many problems; it also needs to be tackled from both technological and physiological perspectives in order to find a comprehensive solution strategy that is capable of addressing different issues.
The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Strategies and tools to improve semen cryopreservation;
- Sperm energy metabolism in cryopreservation;
- Implications of OMICS technologies (i.e., lipidomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) in reproductive function;
- Innovative dietary strategies to improve reproductive function.
Prof. Nicolaia Iaffaldano
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- reproductive biotechnology
- gamete cryopreservation
- dietary strategies, sperm bioenergetics