Genetic sperm defects and consanguinity.

@article{Baccetti2001GeneticSD,
  title={Genetic sperm defects and consanguinity.},
  author={Baccio M Baccetti and Serena Capitani and Giulia Collodel and Giovanni Di Cairano and Laura Gambera and Elena Moretti and Paola Piomboni},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={1365-71}
}
BACKGROUND The existence of a genetic component to human infertility has been suggested, although neither the specific abnormalities involved, nor their genetic mechanism of transmission, are currently defined. We have examined, by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ejaculate from 1600 males with fertility problems. Among the subjects studied, we focused on a group of patients whose family histories revealed different degrees of consanguinity, in order to evaluate the relationship between… CONTINUE READING

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