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Foreword: A Brief History of Spermatology

  • Jacky Cosson
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This foreword mostly aims to introduce, from a historical stand point, how the notions of gametes emerged, and to describe the tortuous approach by the pioneer scientists who first discovered and explored the functions and structure of aquatic animal gametes and their interactions. Sperm cells most likely became of interest to scientists due to the fact that they hold the key to life and have an incredible ability to move, in spite of their small dimensions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacky Cosson
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  1. 1.Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Research Institute of Fish Culture and HydrobiologyUniversity of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceVodnanyCzech Republic

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