Event Title

The Acrosome Reaction of Paired Sperm in Monodelphis domestica

Presenter Information

Jebran Haddad

Location

Science Center, K209

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 5:00 PM

Abstract

Monodelphis domestica, like other New World marsupials, has an unusual reproductive strategy in that the sperm are paired. This condition suggests that the process of unpairing must occur before sperm-egg fusion (syngamy) because only one sperm fuses with the egg during a successful fertilization event. What is currently known about sperm behavior prior to syngamy does not include an unpairing step. This study is being undertaken to address this knowledge gap.

Notes

Session III, Panel 6: From Fertilization to Infection: Studies of Cellular Action
Moderator: Taylor Allen, Associate Professor of Biology

Major

Biology

Advisor(s)

Yolanda Cruz, Biology

Project Mentor(s)

Yolanda Cruz, Biology

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The Acrosome Reaction of Paired Sperm in Monodelphis domestica

Science Center, K209

Monodelphis domestica, like other New World marsupials, has an unusual reproductive strategy in that the sperm are paired. This condition suggests that the process of unpairing must occur before sperm-egg fusion (syngamy) because only one sperm fuses with the egg during a successful fertilization event. What is currently known about sperm behavior prior to syngamy does not include an unpairing step. This study is being undertaken to address this knowledge gap.