fertility factor


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fertility factor

[fər′til·əd·ē ‚fak·tər]
(genetics)
An episomal bacterial sex factor which determines the role of a bacterium as either a male donor or as a female recipient of genetic material. Also known as F factor; sex factor.
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Other experts prefer sperm washing combined primarily with ICSI as the treatment of choice even in the absence of any fertility factor (41,42).
Recommended Daily Amount: 10mgTHIS fat-soluble vitamin was originally identified as a fertility factor in rats, leading to false claims that it was an aphrodisiac and cure for reproductive problems.
The Minnesota data, based on sperm that had been banked before the 660 donors underwent vasectomies, constitute the world's longest record for this fertility factor at a given site.