Effect of light on motility, life-span, and respiration of bovine spermatozoa

Charles Norman*, Erwin Goldberg

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Abstract

Exposure to light of bovine spermatozoa suspended in various media results in a progressive decline in metabolic activity followed by the premature death of the cells. The inhibitory and spermicidal effects of visible light resemble a photodynamic action; the photosensitizer is an intrinsic component of the cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-625
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume130
Issue number3376
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1959

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