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This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar held at Nouzilly/France, October 6th/7th, 1983 under the auspices of the CEC as part of the EEC programme on coordination of research in beef production. The seminar was intended to update the existing basic and applied knowledge on the "male in reproduction" of domestic mammals. Grouped under headings "Basic knowledge of sperm production", "the male as semen donor", "influence of the male on breeding performance of the female", papers and short communications covered all aspects of male reproduction from sexual behaviour to research on spermatogenesis including sophisticated biochemistry and such methods as scanning electron microscopy. The seminar focused attention on problems requiring further intensive studies: More efficient means of selecting the superior males for AI programmes including their reproductive performance; improvement of the semen production by changing the management conditions; better means of extending and preserving the semen; improvement in the assessment of the semen fertilizing capability at laboratory and field level; possible sex selection and the use of male pronuclei in future animal breeding schemes (genetic engineering).

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Authors: COUROT M INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE, STATION DE LA PHYSIOLOGIE DE LA REPRODUCTION, NOUZILLY (FRANCE), INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE, STATION DE LA PHYSIOLOGIE DE LA REPRODUCTION, NOUZILLY (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, 377 P., 1984, ISBN 0-89838-682-9 WRITE TO KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DISTRIBUTION CENTER, P.O. BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL.190, (EUR 8990 EN).
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