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The role of Cysteine-rich secretory proteins, Antigen 5 and Pathogenesis-related 1 (CAP) superfamily proteins in sperm function and male fertility

thesis
posted on 23.01.2020 by AVINASH SATISH GAIKWAD
The production of sperm requires the coordinated action of thousands of genes, including many that are poorly understood. This thesis focused on the role of cysteine-rich secretory proteins, antigen 5, and pathogenesis-related 1 (CAP) superfamily proteins in sperm function. Using a combination of genetic models, state-of-the-art imaging technologies and custom written codes based on fluid mechanics principals. I have defined the role of four CAP proteins in male fertility. This research is relevant to the human reproductive medicine, the agricultural sector wherein assisted reproductive technologies are common, and evolution wherein sperm competition is a major determinant.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Moira Kathleen O'Bryan

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Biological Sciences

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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