Parathion induces mouse germ cells apoptosis.

@article{BustosObregn2001ParathionIM,
  title={Parathion induces mouse germ cells apoptosis.},
  author={Eduardo Bustos-Obreg{\'o}n and Oscar R Diaz and C Sobarzo},
  journal={Italian journal of anatomy and embryology = Archivio italiano di anatomia ed embriologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={106 2 Suppl 2},
  pages={199-204}
}
Germ cell loss occurs in normal spermatogenesis at defined stages of the seminiferous epithelial cycle. The process has been known for over a century but only recently it was analyzed under the concept of apoptosis. This is a programmed cell death that occurs during development and also in the adult. It is believed to play a key role as quality control in sperm formation, avoiding the passage of genetic defects to future generations. Chemical toxicants may increase apoptosis, disturbing tissue… CONTINUE READING