PROFESSOR I. V. SMIRNOV’S ACTIVITY IN FARM ANIMALS’ SPERM DEEP COOLING THEORY FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT
Rishko Nikolai Nikolaevich The Main Command Centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Kiev
Abstract. On the basis of literary and archival sources analysis we highlight the main milestones of the formation and development of farm animals’ sperm deep cooling theory. Professor I. V. Smirnov’s theoretical contribution in the discovery of spermatozoons ability to preserve biological full value and genetic information after freezing and ability for eugenesis is generalized. The perspective directions of his scientific achievements use in modern selection and the national gene pool conservation are determined.