A simple and objective approach to identifying human round spermatids.
Authors: Angelopoulos, T; Krey, L; McCullough, A; Adler, A; Grifo, J A
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 12, Number 10, October 1997 , pp. 2208-2216(9)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Although round spermatids have been studied extensively using staining techniques and electron microscopy, little information is available about their appearance in living conditions. We describe a method of collecting and identifying round spermatids from ejaculates and testicular biopsies. The validity of the selection procedure was confirmed by fluorescence in-situ hybridization. Based on cell size, morphological characteristics of nucleus and cytoplasm, and on the nucleus/cytoplasm ratio, we harvested a population of cells that was 84% haploid. This procedure can be applied to select spermatids for clinical or research purposes.
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication date: 1997-10-01
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