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Hum Genet. 1983;63(4):305-9.

The chromosome constitution of 1000 human spermatozoa.


Chromosomal analysis of 1000 spermatozoa from 33 normal men was performed using in vitro fertilization of zona-free golden hamster eggs. The frequency of abnormal sperm complements was 8.5%: 5.2% were aneuploid and 3.3% had a structural chromosome abnormality. The frequencies of hyperhaploid (2.4%) and hypohaploid (2.7%) sperm complements were not significantly different and all chromosome groups were represented among the aneuploid complements. The majority (22/33) of structurally abnormal complements had a chromosome break. The percentages of X and Y-bearing sperm were 53.9% and 46.1%, which is significantly different from the expected one to one ratio.

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