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(Science: biochemistry) molecule of around 30 kd normally sequestered in the acrosomal vesicle of a sea urchin spermatozoon and that through its specific lectin like binding to the vitelline membrane of the egg confers species specificity in fertilization.

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... not the rule. Also note that there are many barriers to this kind of reproduction, pre- and post-zygotic. For example, it is possible that bindin-like proteins on the sperm of one organism do not match the receptors on the egg of another, so the sperm cannot get inside the egg

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by MrMistery
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:46 pm
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Topic: A question from Cloning
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fertilization is not possible between any two species. the sperm protein bindin(or an equivalent) needs to be recognised by receptors on the egg cell

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by MrMistery
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: fertilization
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