Sperm entry into zona-free oocytes in the hamster oviduct: implications for the mechanisms of acrosome reaction induction.

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The possible importance of the zona pellucida for induction of the acrosome reaction (AR) and establishment of sperm/egg associations in the fallopian tube was investigated by instilling zona-free eggs into the oviductal ampulla of hamsters that had been inseminated with epididymal spermatozoa 6-7 hours previously. The eggs were recovered only 60-90 minutes… (More)

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@article{Cuasnic1988SpermEI, title={Sperm entry into zona-free oocytes in the hamster oviduct: implications for the mechanisms of acrosome reaction induction.}, author={Patricia S. Cuasnic{\'u} and J. M. Bedford}, journal={Gamete research}, year={1988}, volume={21 1}, pages={85-91} }