Induction of the acrosomal reaction in sperm from the white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus.

@article{Cherr1986InductionOT,
  title={Induction of the acrosomal reaction in sperm from the white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus.},
  author={Gary N Cherr and Wallis H. Clark},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={207},
  pages={235-49}
}
Sperm from the white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus possess an acrosome while the eggs possess numerous micropyles. The sperm undergo an acrosome reaction that includes exocytosis and process formation. This acrosomal reaction can be induced in freshwater with ionophore A23187, high pH, high Ca++, or egg water. In addition, this event is dependent on extracellular Ca++ and Mg++. Upon immersion of eggs in freshwater, a water-soluble jelly layer hydrates and forms a highly adhesive coating… CONTINUE READING

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