Precontact mammalian sperm-egg communication and role in fertilization.


In creatures with external fertilization, e.g., metazoa, it is well established that there is precontact sperm-egg communication in the form of chemotaxis. An intriguing question is whether also in mammals, where fertilization is internal and the need for precontact sperm-egg communication is not self-evident, such a process occurs and what its… (More)


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@article{Eisenbach1992PrecontactMS, title={Precontact mammalian sperm-egg communication and role in fertilization.}, author={Michael Eisenbach and D Ralt}, journal={The American journal of physiology}, year={1992}, volume={262 5 Pt 1}, pages={C1095-101} }