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Effect of Metal Compounds on Boar Sperm Motility In Vitro

  • Mario Altamirano-Lozano
  • Elia Roldán
  • Edmundo Bonilla
  • Miguel Betancourt
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 444)

Abstract

In previous presentations we have seen that individuals are exposed to several environmental physical and chemical compounds with many tissues as target. For us main target are the germ cells. In many cases, the interaction of these compounds with the biological systems can produce genetic effects like dominant lethal mutations, aneuploidy, heritable translocations or reproductive effects as infertility and sterility (Barlow and Sullivan, 1982; Wyrobek, 1993; Altamirano et al., 1996) (Figure 1).

Keywords

Sperm Motility Sperm Count Metal Compound Mercuric Chloride Potassium Dichromate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Altamirano-Lozano
    • 1
  • Elia Roldán
    • 1
  • Edmundo Bonilla
    • 2
  • Miguel Betancourt
    • 3
  1. 1.Unidad de Investigación en Biología de la ReproducciónFES-Zaragoza, UNAMMéxico, D.F
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones BiológicasMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Ciencias de la SaludUAM-IztapalapaMéxico, D.F

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