Calcium signaling surrounding fertilization in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

  title={Calcium signaling surrounding fertilization in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Gunasekaran Singaravelu and Andrew W Singson},
  journal={Cell calcium},
  volume={53 1},
Calcium plays a prominent role during fertilization in many animals. This review focuses on roles of Ca(2+) during the events around fertilization in the model organism, Caenorhabditis elegans. Specifically, the role of Ca(2+) in sperm, oocytes and the surrounding somatic tissues during fertilization will be discussed, with the focus on sperm activation, meiotic maturation of oocytes, ovulation, sperm-egg interaction and fertilization. 

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