[Reproductive function of the male rat after a flight on the Kosmos-1129 biosatellite]
Serova, L. V., et al. (1982). "[Reproductive function of the male rat after a flight on the Kosmos-1129 biosatellite]." Kosmicheskaia Biologiia i Aviakosmicheskaia Meditsina 16 5: 62-5
Male rats that were flown for 18.5 days on Cosmos-1129 were mated postflight with intact females. The mating 5 days postflight when the ejaculate consisted of spermatozoids that were exposed to zero-g effects in the mature stage yielded the litter which lagged behind the controls with respect to the growth and development during the first postnatal month. The mating 2.5-3 months postflight when the ejaculate consisted of spermatozoids that were exposed to zero-g effects at the stem cell stage yielded the litter which did not differ from the control.
PMCID: Source: NASA. 83060802
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