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Determination of protein profile and presence of antibodies in llama seminal plasma (Llama glama), by Francisco Flores Lopes

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Determination of protein profile and presence of antibodies in llama seminal plasma (Llama glama)
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Determination of protein profile and presence of antibodies in llama seminal plasma (Llama glama)
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by Francisco Flores Lopes
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  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
Summary
At an international level, Bolivia possesses the largest population of llamas followed by Peru. This makes our country a power, in this renewable resource, to create and generate economic development primarily for the quality of llama meat which has nutritional properties superior to other species of animals used for food. The development of the investigation of llamas in our country has not been very far-reaching. In other countries, advances have been made for quite some time, specifically in the area of reproduction, which presents problems in bringing about an intensive repopulation due to the unique characteristics of llama copulation and semen. With the present work, carried out in the Unidad Acadm̌ica Campesina - Tiahuanaco (Universidad Catl̤ica Boliviana), titled: Determination of the protein profile and presence of antibodies in the seminal plasma of llamas of 3, 4, and 5 years of age, in different dates of semen collection, the number of protein fractions, their molecular weights, the presence of antibodies, and the concentrations of the protein fractions. This will lead to determining the possible presence of a component in the seminal fluid which is responsible for the low percentage of births achieved in these animals. In studies conducted in the field, a series of tests were carried out so the male would respond to the artificial collection of the semen, beginning with the puppet technique (Peruvian) and others, all of which did not produce results. The objective was achieved with the mannequin of a llama2s hindquarters which was accepted by 80% of the males. Laboratory studies consisted in separating seminal fluid from the semen through centrifugation. An electroforesis technique was employed in order to examine the protein fractions. This technique allowed determination of the number of protein fractions, their molecular weights, inmunoglobulin, and their concentrations. The highest number of protein fractions was found in 4 and 5-year-old animals with 15 to 18 protein fractions. In the weekly collection of semen, the final week returned 18 protein fractions (in the 4-year-old animal), which fractions may possibly play an important role in the nutrition, capacitation, and protection of the spermatozoid. The molecular weights of the proteins found in the seminal fluid vary from one animal to another and in the collection dates. The extremes in the range of molecular weights are from 2,000 to 150,000 Daltons. Animals five years in age presented higher molecular weights compared with younger animals. Regarding inmunoglobulin or antibodies, proteins were found with molecular weights from 150,000 to 152,500 Daltons in animals from three to five years of age. Through the radial immunodiffusion technique, inmunoglobulin G was found in the llama seminal fluid. The protein fraction concentrations are variable, ranging from 11.65 to 0.03 mg/mL of seminal fluid. These variations are heterogeneous as much in animal age as in dates of collection. There exists a loose superiority in five-year-olds and during the third week of semen collection. The obtained results of the protein fractions and their molecular weights demonstrate the existence of antibodies in the seminal fluid of the llama that play an important role in spermatic viability. Because of this, continued investigation should be carried out to determine the antibodies2 specific function and find alternatives to isolate and neutralize them and increase the fertility figures of these animals
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
Zootechnical Engineer
Dissertation year
2002
Granting institution
Bolivian Catholic University "San Pablo". Rural Academic Unit, Tiahuanacu. Animal Science Department
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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Determination of protein profile and presence of antibodies in llama seminal plasma (Llama glama), by Francisco Flores Lopes
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Abstract in Spanish and English
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-74)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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28 cm.
Extent
90 leaves
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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System control number
(OCoLC)ocn827076072
Label
Determination of protein profile and presence of antibodies in llama seminal plasma (Llama glama), by Francisco Flores Lopes
Publication
Note
Abstract in Spanish and English
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-74)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
90 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn827076072

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