• Written by leading international authorities in the field • First comprehensive coverage of the sperm cell for over eight years
1. Anatomical and compartmental analysis Peter Sutovsky and Gaurishankar Manandhar; 2. Sperm chromatin stability and susceptibility to damage in relation to its structure Jeffrey A. Shaman and W. Steven Ward; 3. Genomic and proteomic approaches to defining sperm production and function Sarah Conner, Linda Lefièvre and Christopher L. R. Barratt; 4. The epididymis and sperm maturation Trevor Cooper and C. H. Yeung; 5. Control of motility Claude Gagnon and Eve de Lamirande; 6. Regulation of capacitation Pablo Visconti and B. M. Gadella, 7. ROS's: friend or foe John Aitken and Liga Bennetts; 8. Testing sperm manufacturing quality: the sperm-zona binding assay Sergio Oehninger and Daniel Franken; 9. Genetics: a basic science perspective Peter Vogt; 10. Sex chromosome abnormalities and male infertility: a clinical perspective Shai Shefi and Paul J. Turek; 11. Epigenetic patterning in male germ cells: importance of DNA methylation to progeny outcome Jacquetta Trasler and Sophie La Salle; 12. The DAZ gene family and human germ cell development from embryonic stem cells Mark S. Fox, Renee A. Reijo Pera and Amander T. Clark; Index.
BMA Book Awards 2007 - Highly commended