ISSN 1063-0740, Russian Journal of Marine Biology, 2006, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 319–320. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text © P.A. Motavkin, A.A. Varaksin, 2006, published in Biologiya Morya. BOOK REVIEWS On the Book “Spermatogenez mnogokletochnykh zhivotnykh” (Spermatogenesis in Multicellular Animals) by A.A. Reunov (Edited by Academician V.L. Kas’yanov, Moscow: Nauka, 2005) P. A. Motavkin and A. A. Varaksin DOI: 10.1134/S1063074006050117 The traditional ideas regarding spermatogenesis lost in a maze of terminology and avoid difﬁculties were developed on the basis of investigations per- when reading other chapters. Such concepts are dis- formed, as a rule, on vertebrates and higher inverte- cussed as the “primitiveness,” “modiﬁability,” and brates with internal fertilization. A peculiar, even some- “aberrancy” of spermatozoa. The postulation of three what paradoxical, situation arose as the progress types of male gametes (primitive, modiﬁed, and aber- achieved in the understanding of the ultrastructure of rant) formed the basis of the theory of evolution of sper- spermatogenesis did not lead to an understanding of the matozoa in multicellular animals, which, at present, is phylogenetic background of the latter. This, it appears, reduced to understanding this process as a gradual mor- was a direct consequence of the fragmentariness
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