Ovarian control of very low sperm/egg ratios at the commencement of mammalian fertilisation to avoid polyspermy.

@article{Hunter1996OvarianCO,
  title={Ovarian control of very low sperm/egg ratios at the commencement of mammalian fertilisation to avoid polyspermy.},
  author={Ronald Henry Fraser Hunter},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={417-22}
}
This essay considers the means whereby sperm/egg ratios close to unity are generated during the initial stages of fertilisation in placental mammals. Pre-ovulatory graafian follicles and their contents are seen to be key structures orchestrating the events of sperm progression and coordinating the subsequent meeting of male and female gametes. Three levels of control over the numbers of spermatozoa activated and released from the functional reservoir in the caudal region of the fallopian tube… CONTINUE READING

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