Sperm chromatin.

  title={Sperm chromatin.},
  author={G Fuentes-Mascorro and Hector A Serrano and Ar{\'i}stides Rosado},
  journal={Archives of andrology},
  volume={45 3},
Available data on dry and hydrated nuclear volume of mammalian spermatozoa indicate that available volume is clearly insufficient to contain sperm chromatin packed in nucleosome-like structures. Therefore, sperm DNA-protein complexes must be packed differently than somatic DNA-protein complexes. Packing of DNA in fixed, dehydrated mammalian sperm approaches the physical limits of molecular compaction, making mammalian sperm chromatin the most condensed eukaryotic DNA known. The fundamental… CONTINUE READING


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