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Environmental Epigenetics and Effects on Male Fertility

  • Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna
  • Michael K. Skinner
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 791)

Abstract

Environmental exposures to factors such as toxicants or nutrition can have impacts on testis biology and male fertility. The ability of these factors to influence epigenetic mechanisms in early life exposures or from ancestral exposures will be reviewed. A growing number of examples suggest environmental epigenetics will be a critical factor to consider in male reproduction.

Keywords

Testis Spermatogenesis Sperm Epigenetics Transgenerational DNA Methylation Epimutations 

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  1. 1.Center for Reproductive Biology, School of Biological SciencesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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