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Semen analysis is widely used as diagnostic tool for assessing male reproductive health in both humans and animals. In particular, semen analysis in humans is mainly used for couple's infertility exploration or to confirm successful of male sterilization procedures. Moreover, infertile men also have a greatly increased risk of developing testicular cancer. So, whether or not a man intends having children, his fertility is a good indicator of his general health. On the other hand, in the zoo-technic field, animal semen analysis is commonly used in stud farming and farm animal breeding. The most important parameters measured in a semen analysis are the morphology, motility and the concentration of the sperm [1–10]. Thus, abnormal sperm features are the most common important indicators for male infertility. For this reason, there is growing interest in understanding both the …
Publication date: 
1 Oct 2015

Giuseppe Caprio, Maria Antonietta Ferrara, Lisa Miccio, Francesco Merola, Pasquale Memmolo, Pietro Ferraro, Giuseppe Coppola

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Volume: 8 Issue: 10 Pages: 779-789
Journal of biophotonics