Signal transduction during fertilization in the unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas

Junmin Pan, William J. Snell

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Abstract

Sexual reproduction in the green alga, Chlamydomonas, is regulated by environmental conditions and by cell-cell interactions. After gametogenesis, flagellar adhesion between gametes triggers gamete activation, leading to cell fusion and zygote formation. Recent studies have identified new molecular events that underlie signal transduction during Chlamydomonas fertilization, including expression of a sex-determining protein, phosphorylation of a homeodomain protein, activity of a kinesin II and regulated translocation of an aurora/Ip11-like protein kinase from the cell body to the flagella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-602
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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Chlamydomonas
Chlorophyta
Fertilization
Germ Cells
Signal Transduction
Gametogenesis
Homeodomain Proteins
Flagella
Cell Fusion
Zygote
Cell Communication
Protein Kinases
Reproduction
Phosphorylation
Proteins
Cell Body
kinesin-II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology

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Signal transduction during fertilization in the unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas. / Pan, Junmin; Snell, William J.

In: Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 3, No. 6, 2000, p. 596-602.

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