The human spermatozoon

  • Baccio Baccetti
Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 2)

Abstract

In recent years numerous studies have carried our knowledge of the human spermatozoon to a high level, and constitute a basis for the understanding of many cases of partial or complete infertility, as well as for a useful approach to the general problem of fertility control. Many of the investigations have involved electron microscopy, others have used chemical analysis of isolated cellular components. Useful data, first obtained on sperm in animals, recently has been confirmed in the human. This perhaps is an appropriate moment to gather these results together in a single review.

Keywords

Zinc Lactate Mold Cysteine Adenosine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baccio Baccetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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