Comparative effects of niridazole on spermatogenesis and reproductive capacity in the mouse, rat and Japanese quail.


Niridazole is an effective schistosomicidal compound which, at lower dose levels, affects schistosome gonads. Its antifertility and possible mutagenic effects after various courses of oral treatment were compared in mice, rats and Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). In all three species the meiotic stage of spermatogenesis was particularly affected… (More)