Sperm motility initiation by egg jelly of the anuran, Discoglossus pictus may be mediated by sperm motility-initiating substance of the internally-fertilizing newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster.

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The egg jelly of Discoglossus pictus contains sperm motility-activating activity, the molecular basis of which has not been studied. Discoglossus pictus sperm initiated motility immediately after immersion in egg-jelly extract, as well as after immersion in hyposmotic solution, which initiates sperm motility in the external fertilization of anuran… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0967199412000226

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@article{TakayamaWatanabe2012SpermMI, title={Sperm motility initiation by egg jelly of the anuran, Discoglossus pictus may be mediated by sperm motility-initiating substance of the internally-fertilizing newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster.}, author={Eriko Takayama-Watanabe and Chiara Campanella and Hideo Kubo and Akihiko Watanabe}, journal={Zygote}, year={2012}, volume={20 4}, pages={417-22} }