Fertilization: A sticky sperm protein in plants

Thomas Dresselhaus, William J. Snell

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Abstract

During fertilization in eukaryotes, gametes of the opposite sex undergo a complex series of interactions that culminate in cell fusion. A new study on gamete interaction in plants has identified the first protein in multicellular organisms shown by gene disruption to be essential for gamete membrane adhesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2014

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Plant Proteins
plant proteins
Fertilization
Germ Cells
Spermatozoa
germ cells
Fusion reactions
Adhesion
Genes
spermatozoa
Sperm-Ovum Interactions
Membranes
Cell Fusion
Eukaryota
cell fusion
Proteins
gene targeting
adhesion
eukaryotic cells
gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Fertilization : A sticky sperm protein in plants. / Dresselhaus, Thomas; Snell, William J.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 24, No. 4, 17.02.2014.

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