Removal of Surface Glycoproteins and Transfer among Brachionus species

  title={Removal of Surface Glycoproteins and Transfer among Brachionus species},
  author={Terry W Snell and Claus-Peter Stelzer},
Glycoproteins on the body surface of females of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis are a key signal in their mate recognition system. When B. plicatilis Russian strain females were exposed to 50 mM EDTA or EGTA, several surface glycoproteins were removed. Females exposed to EDTA died, but remained intact and were used in mating bioassays with conspecifics males. Live control females elicited a male mating response in 21% of encounters, freeze-killed control females elicited responses in 23%, but… CONTINUE READING


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