Semen, an aw kent as seminal fluid, is an organic fluid that mey conteen spermatozoa. It is secretit bi the gonads (sexual glands) an ither sexual organs o male or hermaphroditic ainimals an can fertilize female ova. In humans, seminal fluid conteens several components besides spermatozoa: proteolytic an ither enzymes as weel as fructose are elements o seminal fluid that promote the survival o spermatozoa, an provide a medium throu that thay can muive or "soum".
Semen is an aw a form o genetic material. In ainimals, semen haes been collectit for cryoconservation. Cryoconservation o ainimal genetic resources is a practice that cries for the collection o genetic material in efforts for conservation o a pairteecular breed.