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The issue of whether to fertilise high country soils has implications for soil condition, as well as for production.
Until now, there was a general assumption that it doesn't really matter which sperm fertilises an egg as long as it can fertilise it.
It was found that the pipette used to fertilise the ova had not been properly sterilised and contained sperm from both the women's husband and another man, who was black.
"In the current study, about half the manipulated eggs failed to fertilise properly, and consequently these gave abnormal embryos," the paper quoted Prof Robin Lovell-Badge, of the MRC National Institute for Medical Research as saying.
Researchers have found that adding a missing protein to infertile human sperm can "kick-start" its ability to fertilise an egg and dramatically increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.