Endogenous signaling pathways and chemical communication between sperm and egg.

Abstract

Red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) sperm detect a waterborne chemical cue released by conspecific eggs, and change their swimming behavior to increase the likelihood of fertilization success. Previously, we isolated the natural sperm attractant by bioassay-guided fractionation and high-performance liquid chromatography, and chemically identified it as the… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.027029

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