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


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.


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


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.