Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 993–995 | Cite as

Relationship between Y-chromosomal DNA haplotype and sperm count in Italy

  • S. Paracchini
  • L. Stuppia
  • V. Gatta
  • M. De Santo
  • G. Palka
  • Chris Tyler-Smith
Original Article


Forty Italian individuals with sperm counts in the range 20–130×106/ml were typed with eleven Y-specific binary markers. Five Y haplogroups (1, 2, 3, 9 and 21) were present in the sample. In Italy, in contrast to Denmark, sperm counts were similar in the different haplogroups.


DNA polymorphism haplotype sperm count Y chromosome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Paracchini
    • 1
  • L. Stuppia
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. Gatta
    • 2
  • M. De Santo
    • 4
  • G. Palka
    • 2
    • 5
  • Chris Tyler-Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.CRC Chromosome Molecular Biology Group, Department of BiochemistryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Science, Section of Medical GeneticsUniversità degli Studi „G. D’Annunzio”UK
  3. 3.Institute of Normal and Pathological Cytomorphology, CNRItaly
  4. 4.Institute of Reproductive MedicineChietiItaly
  5. 5.Ospedale CivileService of Human GeneticsPescaraItaly

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