Beat frequency is bimodally distributed in spermatozoa from T/t12 mice.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Flagellar beat frequencies of spermatozoa from mice of varying genotype were studied using highspeed cinemicrography. Beat frequency was variable but unimodal in two inbred lines, their F1, and an outbred line. In contrast, beat frequency in spermatozoa from T-complex, balanced lethal stocks (T/t6 and T/t12) tended not to vary between individual males of each genotype up to four hours after collection. The two-hour distribution of beat frequency for T/t12 was, moreover, bimodal, suggesting the possible existence of two subpopulations of spermatozoa.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Katz, DF; Erickson, RP; Nathanson, M

Published Date

  • December 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 210 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 529 - 535

PubMed ID

  • 541605

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-010X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-104X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jez.1402100316


  • eng