About this Research Topic
This Research Topic is part of the Sperm Physiology series:
Sperm Physiology in Fish: From Biochemistry to Biotechnology - Volume I.
Aquatic invertebrates are animals of great ecological importance for the maintenance of biodiversity and the biological cycle of nutrients, as well as, they are increasingly scarce food resources whose production in aquaculture farms is a need worldwide since permanent extraction has reduced natural populations to critical levels in most species. To develop aquaculture production systems with different species of mollusks, crustaceans and holothurians, for example, is essential to know the basic and applied reproductive aspects that allow sustaining an aquaculture industry over time.
The aim of this Research Topic is to provide insights to sperm physiology in marine invertebrates. The Guest Editors are interested in receiving manuscripts that contribute to deepening our understanding on the cell and molecular biology aspects of production, development, activation, motility, fertility, preservation, and the development of quality parameters and tools to ensure gametes quality. Studies related to sperm maturity and quality, fertility rate, as well as those that optimize reproductive processes by means of biotechnological tools, are welcome in this Research Topic.
Submissions concerning the formulation of in vitro protocols, their biochemical basis and biotechnological relevance to close the gap between basic research and applied technology, are also encouraged.
This Research Topic welcomes original research articles, brief research reports, reviews, mini reviews and perspectives on the following (or related) research areas:
• Physiology of spermatozoa
• Physiological and molecular response
• Cell stress response
• Mineral balance
• Chemical homeostasis
• Proteomic analysis
• Genomic analysis
• Metabolomic analysis
• Cold storage
• In vitro reproduction
• In vivo reproduction
• Guidelines for sperm handling
• Protocols for sperm incubation
• Bioprocessing and Scaling-up
• Sperm motility
• Cell membrane biophysics
• System biology
• Evaluation of semen quality
• Sperm cell structures
• Mitochondrial factors
• Diet and nutritional factors
• Spermatogenic tissue
• Sperm cell fractions
• Sperm cell adaptation
• Emerging tools for sperm analysis
We would like to acknowledge Dr. Mauricio J. Zamorano who contributed to the preparation of the proposal for this Research Topic.
Keywords: Flagellar Dynamics, Mitochondrial Dynamics, Artificial Reproduction, Cryobiology, Omics
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.