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Taking care of Dad's DNA

Rika Maruyama and Andrew Singson*

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Waksman Institute and Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.

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Genome Biology 2006, 7:244  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-12-244

Published: 1 December 2006


Inheritance of paternal genetic information requires proper sperm development and DNA packaging. A proteomic analysis of sperm chromatin in Caenorhabditis elegans has identified conserved proteins that are important for the transmission of sperm DNA and for male fertility.