A profile of fertilization in mammals

@article{Wassarman2001APO,
  title={A profile of fertilization in mammals},
  author={Paul M Wassarman and Luca Jovine and Eveline S. Litscher},
  journal={Nature Cell Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={3},
  pages={E59-E64}
}
Fertilization is defined as the process of union of two gametes, eggs and sperm. When mammalian eggs and sperm come into contact in the female oviduct, a series of steps is set in motion that can lead to fertilization and ultimately to development of new individuals. The pathway begins with species-specific binding of sperm to eggs and ends a relatively short time later with fusion of a single sperm with each egg. Although this process has been investigated extensively, only recently have the… 

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