Worm Sperm and Advances in Cell Locomotion

@article{Theriot1996WormSA,
  title={Worm Sperm and Advances in Cell Locomotion},
  author={Julie A. Theriot},
  journal={Cell},
  year={1996},
  volume={84},
  pages={1-4}
}
Across the animal kingdom, fertilization requires the encounter between a large stationary egg and small motile sperm. To maximize their likelihood of reaching the egg before their competition, sperm are extraordinarily specialized cells, generally consisting of little more than a haploid nucleus, mitochondria to generate energy, and a highly efficient movement engine. Almost all animal sperm are flagellated and seek the egg by swimming quickly through a liquid environment. Nematodes, however… CONTINUE READING
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