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Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

, Volume 24, Issue 12, pp 561–569 | Cite as

Mammalian sperm chromatin structure and assessment of DNA fragmentation

  • S. M. H. Andrabi
Article

Abstract

This review article illustrates the biology of mammalian sperm chromatin structure. The possible causes of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) fragmentation are discussed. Also available molecular techniques for assessment of mammalian sperm DNA damage are described.

Keywords

Sperm chromatin DNA fragmentation Mammals 

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  1. 1.Animal Reproduction LaboratoryAnimal Sciences InstituteIslamabadPakistan

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