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Systematic Assessment of Sperm Motility

  • J. C. Earnshaw
  • G. Munroe
  • W. Thompson
  • A. Traub
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 59)

Abstract

Light scattering is becoming increasingly popular as an objective method of evaluating sperm motility.1–5 Studies on the effects of certain sperm stimulants necessitate continuous monitoring of control and treated samples for long periods of time.6 Here we describe briefly how such an experiment has been automated using an Apple II microcomputer. The autocorrelation function of the scattered light is computer fitted by theoretically appropriate functional forms to extract various parameters related to the sample motility.

Keywords

Correlation Function Sperm Motility Speed Distribution Order Correlation Function Intensity Correlation Function 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Earnshaw
    • 1
  • G. Munroe
    • 1
  • W. Thompson
    • 2
  • A. Traub
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied PhysicsThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastUSA
  2. 2.Department of Midwifery and GynaecologyThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastUSA

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