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Chapter 16 - Chromatin Condensation: Aniline Blue Stain

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 April 2021

Ashok Agarwal
Affiliation:
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Ralf Henkel
Affiliation:
University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ahmad Majzoub
Affiliation:
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
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Summary

Spermatozoa, one of the two most pivotal cells of biological existence, are responsible for mediating the transfer of genetic information to subsequent generations. Mammalian fertilization and subsequent embryonic development depend in part on the inherent integrity of sperm genome. Different fertility societies around the globe and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that infertility is present in between 7 and 15 percent of couples of reproductive age [1].

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