Immunological Differentiation of Epididymal and Seminal Spermatozoa of the Rabbit

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Science  08 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3406, pp. 1040-1041
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3406.1040


Rabbit spermatozoa from the epididymis lack the antigenic material present on seminal spermatozoa, which these latter cells have in common with the seminal plasma. This observation provides further support for the indirect evidence, obtained previously, that antigenic material is taken up by the spermatozoa from the seminal plasma.