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The term sperm refers to the male reproductive cells. In the types of sexual reproduction known as anisogamy and oogamy, there is a marked difference in the size of the gametes with the smaller one being termed the "male" or sperm cell. The human sperm cell is haploid, so that its 23 chromosomes can join the 23 chromosomes of the female egg to form a diploid cell.
New method helps preserve testicular cells, could save endangered feline species

New method helps preserve testicular cells, could save endangered feline species

Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development

Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development

Key protein in sperm production could aid male infertility treatments

Key protein in sperm production could aid male infertility treatments

Targeting critical enzyme for sperm formation could help address male infertility

Targeting critical enzyme for sperm formation could help address male infertility

Diet affects sperm and the health of offspring

Diet affects sperm and the health of offspring

Researchers uncover molecular events underlying paternal diet-induced metabolic disorders in children

Researchers uncover molecular events underlying paternal diet-induced metabolic disorders in children

Increased competition between males can lead to higher rate of harmful mutations in offspring

Increased competition between males can lead to higher rate of harmful mutations in offspring

SPRK1 enzyme plays role in reorganizing the paternal genome during fertilization

SPRK1 enzyme plays role in reorganizing the paternal genome during fertilization

Study: Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility

Study: Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility

Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility

Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility

New quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess male fertility

New quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess male fertility

Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF

Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

Growing eggs and sperm to treat infertility

Growing eggs and sperm to treat infertility

Sperm microbiome revealed with RNA sequencing

Sperm microbiome revealed with RNA sequencing

Inducing totipotency into stem cells opens new doors for potential cell replacement therapies

Inducing totipotency into stem cells opens new doors for potential cell replacement therapies

Robotic search for drugs that block sperm motility

Robotic search for drugs that block sperm motility

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England

Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment

Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment

Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk

Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk