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Table 1 Determination of capacitation status patterns

From: Capacitation and acrosome reaction differences of bovine, mouse and porcine spermatozoa in responsiveness to estrogenic compounds

Patterns (%) Description
F Full fluorescence characteristic of ejaculated spermatozoa: characteristic of uncapacitated spermatozoa
B Banded, indicative of capacitated spermatozoa and fluorescence only in the post acrosomal region: characteristic of capacitated spermatozoa
AR Spermatozoa showing a mottled green fluorescence over head, green fluorescence only in post acrosomal region or no fluorescence on the head: typical acrosome-reacted spermatozoa