Flagellar Mechanics and Sperm Guidance

Sperm Guidance: Chemotactic Features Common to Sperm in Various Species

Author(s): Jacky J. Cosson

Pp: 390-419 (30)

Doi: 10.2174/9781681081281115010016

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

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.

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