Fertilization: A sticky sperm protein in plants

Thomas Dresselhaus, William J. Snell

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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)
Pages (from-to)R164-R166
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 17 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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