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Selected Independent Peer-Reviewed Research References

  1. Montano, G., et al, Evaluation of motility, membrane status and DNA integrity of frozen-thawed bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) spermatozoa after sex-sorting and recryopreservation. Reproduction, 2012. 143(6): p. 799-813.
  2. Robeck, T., et al, In vitro sperm characterization and development of a sperm cryopreservation method using directional solidification in the killer whale (Orcinus orca). Theriogenology, 2011. 76(2): p. 267-79.
  3. Si, W., et al, Directional freezing as an alternative method for cryopreserving rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) sperm. Theriogenology, 2010. 74(8): p. 1431-38.
  4. O’Brien, J. and Robeck, T., Preservation of beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) spermatozoa using a trehalose-based cryodiluent and directional freezing technology. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 2010. 22: p. 653-63.
  5. O’Brien, J. and Robeck, T., The value of ex situ cetacean populations in understanding reproductive physiology and developing assisted reproductive technology for ex situ and in situ species management and conservation efforts. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2010. 23: p. 227-48.
  6. Robeck, T., et al., Seasonality, estrous cycle characterization, estrus synchronisation, semen cryopreservation, and artificial insemination in the Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). Reproduction, 2009. 138; 391-405.
  7. Reid, C., et al, Split-sample comparison of directional and liquid nitrogen vapour freezing method on post-thaw semen quality in white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum and Ceratotherium simum cottoni). Theriogenolgy, 2009. 71: p. 275-91.
  8. Hermes, R., et al., First successful artificial insemination with frozen-thawed semen in rhinoceros. Theriogenolgy, 2009. 71: p. 393-9.
  9. Saragusty, J., Double freezing of bovine semen. Animal Reproduction Science, 2009. 115(1-4): p. 10-7.
  10. Saragusty, J., et al, Directional freezing of equine semen in large volumes. Reproduction, 2007. 42(6): p. 610-5.
  11. O’Brien, J. and Robeck, T., Development of sperm sexing and associated assisted reproductive technology for sex preselection of captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Reproduction, 2006. 18: p. 319-29.
  12. Saragusty, J., et al., Post-mortem semen cryopreservation and characterization in different endangered gazelle species (Gazella gazelle and Gazella dorcas) and one subspecies (Gazella gazelle acaiae). Theriogenology, 2006. 66(4): p. 775-84.
  13. Si, W., et al., The successful double cryopreservation of rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) semen in large volume using the directional freezing technique with reduced concentration of cryoprotectant. Theriogenology, 2006. 65(4): p. 788-98.
  14. Gacitua, H., and Arav, A., Successful pregnancies with directional freezing of large volume buck semen. Theriogenology, 2005. 63(3): p. 931-8.
  15. Arav, A., et al, Successful pregnancies in cows following double freezing of a large volume of semen. Reprod Nutr Dev, 2002. 42: p. 583-6.

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Directional freezing resulted in enhanced in vitro quality of spermatozoa derived from liquid-stored semen
J. K. O’Brien & T. R. Robeck, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Reproductive Research Centre, USA