Although they show normal vigorous progressive motility, they cannot hyperactivate and do not penetrate artificial mucus as well as wild-type sperm Quill et al. The occurrence of ovulation was verified by checking the state of the ovaries Supplementary Figure 1 , see section on supplementary data given at the end of this article. Doppler flow sonography revealed increased perfusion of these anastomosing vessels on the side of the pre-ovulatory follicle Kunz, Sperm transport in the female reproductive tract S. After fertilization, any sperm remaining in the female reproductive tract may be phagocytosed by isthmic epithelial cells Chakraborty and Nelson, ; Rasweiler, or may be eliminated into the peritoneal cavity Mortimer and Templeton, where they are phagocytosed. Earlier in vivo studies, where only the entry of the ovulation products but not oviduct contractions was inhibited, suggested that either chemotaxis Harper a or oviduct peristalsis Ito et al.
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Implications for intracytoplasmic sperm injection and other sophisticated ART strategies. Sperm transport and retention at the fertilization site Under the condition where sperm transport was not inhibited treatment 1 , spermatozoa were unevenly distributed along the oviduct. These and similar data from other studies indicate that in humans, the ovulated egg has a very short fertilizable lifespan. The model is based on present results and the hypothesis of attractant gradient recovery mentioned in the text. The attractant gradient disrupted during the oviduct contractions may be restored by the cilia beating during the quiescence period between contractions. Thus, PDC may play a role in preserving bull sperm fertility while they are stored in the reservoir.