Centrin is necessary for the formation of the motile apparatus in spermatids of Marsilea.

@article{Klink2001CentrinIN,
  title={Centrin is necessary for the formation of the motile apparatus in spermatids of Marsilea.},
  author={Vincent P. Klink and Stephen M. Wolniak},
  journal={Molecular biology of the cell},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          761-76
        }
}
During spermiogenesis in the water fern, Marsilea vestita, basal bodies are synthesized de novo in cells that lack preexisting centrioles, in a particle known as a blepharoplast. We have focused on basal body assembly in this organism, asking what components are required for blepharoplast formation. Spermiogenesis is a rapid process that is activated by placing dry microspores into water. Dry microspores contain large quantities of stored protein and stored mRNA, and inhibitors reveal that… CONTINUE READING

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