sperm sexing

sperm sexing
The separation of mammalian sperm into those bearing an X chromosome and those bearing a Y chromosome, in order to be able to produce, via artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization, animals of a specified sex. Methods for achieving this include the inactivation of X-bearing or Y-bearing sperm by antibodies recognizing sex-specific sperm surface peptides, and fluorescence-activated cell sorting.

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