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Facts and Perspectives

Edited by Rosaria Meccariello

University of Naples Parthenope


Rosanna Chianese

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy

Spermatozoa, the haploid male gametes, are highly specialized cells capable to fertilize eggs in order to produce diploid zygote. The biogenesis of spermatozoa requires finely modulated occurrence of mitotic, meiotic, and differentiation events. Hence, the production of high-quality spermatozoa impacts fertilization with outcomes on the health of the offspring. This book provides a comprehensive overview on the biogenesis, maturation, functions and activities of spermatozoa in both physiological conditions and infertility. Particular attention has been addressed to the impact of environment on sperm quality and to the appropriate selection of high-quality spermatozoa for in vitro fertilization. Taken together, this book targets a wide audience of basic and clinical scientists, teachers and students, and offers a better understanding of spermatozoa health and disease.

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SpermatozoaFacts and PerspectivesEdited by Rosaria Meccariello

Published: June 13th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/68063

ISBN: 978-1-78923-171-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-170-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-279-9

Copyright year: 2018

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8451 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Spermatozoa - Facts and Perspectives

By Rosanna Chianese and Rosaria Meccariello


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2. Sequence of Germ Cells Differentiation During Spermiogenesis of the Amphibian Urodele Ambystoma dumerilii

By Mari Carmen Uribe and Sergio Gracia-Fernández


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3. In Vitro Spermatogenesis; Past, Present, and Future

By DMAB Dissanayake


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4. Assessment of Human Sperm Cells Morphological Parameters

By Kristina Lasiene


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5. Ultrastructure of Spermatozoa from Infertility Patients

By Elizaveta E. Bragina and Elena N. Bocharova


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6. Male Accessory Glands and Sperm Function

By Lozano Hernández Jesús Ricardo


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7. Physiological and Pathological Roles of Free Radicals in Male Reproduction

By Eva Tvrdá, Peter Massanyi and Norbert Lukáč


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8. Environmental Factors and Male Infertility

By Qiuqin Tang, Wei Wu, Jing Zhang, Rong Fan and Mu Liu


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9. The Role of Human Semen as an Early and Reliable Tool of Environmental Impact Assessment on Human Health

By Luigi Montano, Paolo Bergamo, Maria Grazia Andreassi and Stefano Lorenzetti


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10. Interacytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection: A Tool for Selecting the Best Sperm in Real Time

By Yona Barak and Adrian Ellenbogen


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11. Advanced Label-Free Optical Methods for Spermatozoa Quality Assessment and Selection

By Annalisa De Angelis, Maria Antonietta Ferrara, Giuseppe Coppola and Anna Chiara De Luca


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