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Gametes - The Spermatozoon

Gametes - The Spermatozoon


Part of Cambridge Reviews in Human Reproduction

C. R. Austin, C. D. Thaler, R. Cardullo, M. Curry, P. F. Watson, J. M. Cummins, R. H. Martin, L. J. Burkman, H. D. M. Moore, D. Mortimer, A. M. Jequier, D. P. Wolf, R. J. Aitken, P. L. Matson, C. L. R. Barratt, J. L. Yovich, R. Jansen.
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  • Date Published: September 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521479967

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  • This volume, and its companion volume on the oocyte, provide an authoritative and wide-ranging account of the gametes, and their reproductive role and function in humans. Acknowledged authorities from around the world provide a detailed and timely account of the spermatozoon. The volume starts with an evolutionary perspective before focusing on the molecular and cellular biology of the sperm cell, and its structure and function. The development and maturation of sperm are described, as is their movement and transport in the male and female genital tract. Practical issues such as sperm storage and assisted contraception are fully covered. The causes of male infertility are also an important theme. The volume concludes with a thought-provoking chapter on ethical considerations. The volume will be an essential source of information for all clinicians and scientists with an interest in human reproduction.

    • wide ranging in its coverage: from evolutionary through to ethical aspects
    • provides valuable background information on male infertility
    • complements the successful publicationWHO/Manual for the Examination of Human Semen
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '... well written ... well illustrated ... will provide a useful source of information, particularly for trainees in obstetrics, gynaecology and androcology, and especially for those intending to subspecialise in reproductive medicine, for whom it should be essential reading'. Stewart Irvine, British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    '... provides an integrated and multidisciplinary view of the spermatozoon ... a valuable asset to the field of reproductive biology, andrology and reproductive medicine'. Helen D. Nicholson, Experimental Physiology

    'A mine of information about spermatozoa ... a single source of detailed review written by scientists who have all made distinguished contributions in their respective specialisms. Few volumes achieve this quality, whilst at the same time remaining portable enough to be carried around easily and read on the train.' W. V. Holt, Journal of Anatomy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521479967
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.679kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Evolution of human gametes–spermatozoa C. R. Austin
    2. The mammalian sperm cell surface: molecular and cellular aspects C. D. Thaler and R. Cardullo
    3. Sperm–structure and function M. Curry and P. F. Watson
    4. Tests of human sperm function J. M. Cummins
    5. The sperm cell: genetic aspects R. H. Martin
    6. The motility of human spermatozoa before and after capacitation L. J. Burkman
    7. Post-testicular sperm maturation and transport in the excurrent ducts H. D. M. Moore
    8. Sperm cell: sperm transport in the female genital tract D. Mortimer
    9. Clinical disorders affecting semen quality A. M. Jequier
    10. Sperm storage D. P. Wolf
    11. Cell biology of human spermatozoa R. J. Aitken
    12. Sperm antibodies: formation and significance P. L. Matson
    13. Spermatogenesis C. L. R. Barratt
    14. Sperm preparation for assisted conception J. L. Yovich
    15. Bioethics and the spermatozoon: reproductive destiny R. Jansen.

  • Editors

    J. G. Grudzinskas, The Royal London Hospital

    J. L. Yovich, PIVET Medical Centre, Perth


    C. R. Austin, C. D. Thaler, R. Cardullo, M. Curry, P. F. Watson, J. M. Cummins, R. H. Martin, L. J. Burkman, H. D. M. Moore, D. Mortimer, A. M. Jequier, D. P. Wolf, R. J. Aitken, P. L. Matson, C. L. R. Barratt, J. L. Yovich, R. Jansen.

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