Genetic Damage in Human Spermatozoa

  • Elisabetta Baldi
  • Monica Muratori

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1166)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mélina Blanco, Julie Cocquet
    Pages 1-28
  3. Francesca Cioppi, Elena Casamonti, Csilla Krausz
    Pages 29-46
  4. Joan Blanco Rodríguez, Cristina Camprubí Sánchez
    Pages 57-74
  5. Monica Muratori, Sara Marchiani, Lara Tamburrino, Elisabetta Baldi
    Pages 75-85
  6. Luke Simon, Benjamin Emery, Douglas T. Carrell
    Pages 87-105
  7. Joel R. Drevet, R. J. Aitken
    Pages 107-117
  8. Donatella Paoli, Marianna Pelloni, Andrea Lenzi, Francesco Lombardo
    Pages 149-167
  9. Nicoletta Tarozzi, Marco Nadalini, Andrea Borini
    Pages 169-187
  10. Hermance Beaud, Amelie R. Tremblay, Peter T. K. Chan, Geraldine Delbes
    Pages 189-203
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 205-210

About this book


There are several types of damage that can be found in the male gamete. This book covers the genetic damage in spermatozoa that can originate during spermatogenesis, or during transit in both male and female genital tracts. Damage can also be due to ageing, environmental or iatrogenic conditions, as well as to the protocols to cryopreserve and to select spermatozoa in assisted reproduction techniques. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive resource for all possible DNA damages in sperm, the relation to fertility and infertility, and possible transgenerational heritable effects.


chromatin structure Epigenetic alterations reproduction Oxidative damage DNA fragmentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabetta Baldi
    • 1
  • Monica Muratori
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences “Mario Serio”University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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