A Surface Glycoprotein Indispensable for Gamete Fusion in the Social Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum

  title={A Surface Glycoprotein Indispensable for Gamete Fusion in the Social Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum},
  author={Yoshinori Araki and Hideki Shimizu and Kentaro Saeki and Marina Okamoto and Lixy Yamada and Kentaro Ishida and Hitoshi Sawada and Hideko Urushihara},
  journal={Eukaryotic Cell},
  pages={638 - 644}
ABSTRACT Sexual reproduction is essential for the maintenance of species in a wide variety of multicellular organisms, and even unicellular organisms that normally proliferate asexually possess a sexual cycle because of its contribution to increased genetic diversity. Information concerning the molecules involved in fertilization is accumulating for many species of the metazoan, plant, and fungal lineages, and the evolutionary consideration of sexual reproduction systems is now an interesting… 

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