Eggs regulate sperm flagellar motility initiation, chemotaxis and inhibition in the coral Acropora digitifera, A. gemmifera and A. tenuis.

@article{Morita2006EggsRS,
  title={Eggs regulate sperm flagellar motility initiation, chemotaxis and inhibition in the coral Acropora digitifera, A. gemmifera and A. tenuis.},
  author={Masaya Morita and Akira Nishikawa and Ayako Nakajima and Akira Iguchi and Kazuhiko Sakai and Akihiro Takemura and Masakazu Okuno},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={209 Pt 22},
  pages={
          4574-9
        }
}
Corals perform simultaneous mass spawning around the full moon. Most Acropora species release gamete bundles, which are a complex of eggs and sperm, into the seawater. Then, gamete bundles are separated into eggs and sperm. Eggs are fertilized when sperm and eggs come in contact with each other. However, it is still unclear how sperm meet the eggs of the same species in the presence of many eggs of different species and how eggs guard against the fertilization attempts by sperm of different… CONTINUE READING

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