The Functional Anatomy of the Spermatozoon

The Functional Anatomy of the Spermatozoon

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium, Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, August 1973

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Björn A. Afzelius
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187327

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The Functional Anatomy of the Spermatozoon is the 23rd volume of the series Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series, documenting the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Comparative Spermatology, held in August 1973. This volume mainly focuses on the understanding of the early events at fertilization and the preliminaries of this biological process. This text specifically tackles the sperm at fertilization of lower animals and mammals, sperm motility and diversity, and spermatogenesis. This book concludes with discussions on capacitation and maturation of mammalian spermatozoa. This compendium will be valuable to morphologists, physiologists, immunologists, and biochemists, as well as to academicians interested in the study of functional anatomy of the spermatozoon.

Table of Contents

  • List of Participants


    The Sperm at Fertilization: Lower Animals

    The Form and Function of Spermatozoa: A Comparative View

    Utilization of Chemical Specificity during Fertilization in the Hydrozoa

    The Acrosomal Region and the Beginning of Fertilization in the Holothurian, Thyone Briareus

    The Fine Structure of the Acrosomal Trigger

    Changes in the Spermatozoon during Fertilization in Triturus Helveticus Raz

    Ultra-structural Aspects of Fertilization in Drosophila

    Molecular Aspects of the Fertility Factors in Drosophila

    The Sperm at Fertilization: Mammals

    A Portrait of the Sperm

    Preliminaries to the Acrosome Reaction in Mammalian Spermatozoa

    The Subacrosomal Space of Golden-hamster Sperm

    Recent Advances in Fertilization of Mammalian Eggs In Vitro

    Changes in the Fine Structure of the Guinea-pig Sperm Head following Experimental Treatment

    Sperm Motility

    Mammalian Sperm Motility—Structure in Relation to Function

    Mechanisms of Flagellar Motility

    Motility Patterns in Sperms with Different Tail Structure

    The Structural and Cytochemical Bases for Vertebrate and Invertebrate Sperm Motility

    Tubulin and Dynein in Spermatozoan Motility

    Control of Sperm Motility: A Neurochemical Approach

    The Rat Sperm Tail after Fixation by Freeze-substitution

    Effect of A9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the Kinetic Morphology of Spermatozoa

    Some Effects of Prostatic and Seminal Vesicle Fluids on Sperm Motility


    Morphogenesis of the Mammalian Sperm Acrosome in New Perspective

    Spermiogenesis and Spermatozoa of the Elopomorpha (Teleost Fish)

    Ultra-structural Observations on Spermiogenesis in the Fungus Gnat, Rhynchosciara sp

    Development of the Neck Region and the Ring during Spermiogenesis of Discoglossus pictus (Anuran Amphibia)

    Sperm Diversity

    The Ultrastructure of Spermatozoa from some Hystricomorph Rodents

    Joined Spermatozoa

    Sperm Ultrastructure in some Polychaeta

    New Models of Aflagellate Arthropod Spermatozoa

    The Fine Structure of 9 + 1 Flagella in Turbellarian Flatworms

    Functional Aspects of Flatworm Sperm Morphology

    The Sperm Cells of Pantodon (Teleostei) with a Note on Residual Body Formation

    Sperm Diversity within the Species

    Gametic Diversity within an Ejaculate

    Capacitation and Maturation of Mammalian Spermatozoa

    Functional Significance of Disulphide Crosslinks in the Sperm Nucleus

    Chemical Dissection and Surface Mapping of Spermatozoa

    The Role of the Epididymal Cells in Sperm Survival

    Permeability of the Bull-sperm Membrane

    Experimentally Induced Nuclear Changes during Spermateleosis

    Concluding Remarks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187327

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Björn A. Afzelius

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