Role of vitelline envelope during fertilization in the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon.

@article{Ngernsoungnern2012RoleOV,
  title={Role of vitelline envelope during fertilization in the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon.},
  author={Piyada Ngernsoungnern and Apichart Ngernsoungnern and Yupaporn Chaiseha and Prapee Sretarugsa},
  journal={Acta histochemica},
  year={2012},
  volume={114 7},
  pages={659-64}
}
Animal eggs possess investments through which sperm must penetrate. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of the egg coating, the vitelline envelope, during sperm-egg interactions in the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon. The site(s) of primary binding between sperm and egg and the possible binding molecule(s) for sperm were identified. In vitro adsorption of the vitelline envelope protein onto the sperm surface showed that primary binding occurred between the sperm… CONTINUE READING