Flagellar Mechanics and Sperm Guidance

Flagellar Mechanics and Sperm Guidance

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Experimental research using spermatozoa, a highly specialized cell with organelles involved in gene transfer, energy supply and cellular motility, has always occupied the forefront of studies in cell ...
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Sperm Guidance: Chemotactic Features Common to Sperm in Various Species

Pp. 390-419 (30)

Jacky J. Cosson

Abstract

This chapter comes in continuity with chapter 10 in a sense that it tentatively aims to provide a synthetic overview of problematic posed by sperm guidance in a large variety of species and summarize globally the diversity of mechanisms individually adopted in each group where sperm attraction was characterized, while discerning common strategies.

Keywords:

CyclicAMP, Ca2+ ions, Directionality, Motility activation, Movement, Phosphorylation, Regulation, Sperm.

Affiliation:

University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, 38925 Vodnany, Czech Republic.