A substance formed from the secretion of one or more glands of the male genital tract in which sperm cells are suspended. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: seminal plasma

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Term information

database cross reference
curator notes

this ontology contains a number of subtypes of seminal fluid, defined according to glands (which are more taxonomically restricted)
we follow FMA and make this class a generic superclass of the secretions of different glands (prostate, bulbo-urethreal, seminal vesicle). MA (and ncit) follows a mixture model, where these secretions are part of the seminal fluid

function notes

seminal fluid may have a role in sperm capacitation, sperm motility

has related synonym

seminal fluid
male genital secretion
male genital fluid



taxon notes

This term covers a variety of species. Example: In D. melanogaster, seminal fluid proteins affect female receptivity, ovulation, oogenesis, sperm storage, sperm competition and mating plug formation