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Conclusion Acknowledgments
germ-cell apoptosis could also be explained by developmental checkpoints that lead to the demise of naturally occurring compromised germ cells. Similarly, sim­ ple alterations in the metabolism of germ cells could also lead to programmed cell death. Indeed, this hypothesis is supported by the fact that a large number of genetic loci lead to excessive germ-cell apoptosis (S. Milstein, Anton Gartner,
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