Sperm can smell where the ovum is?

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Sperm can smell where the ovum is?

Post by livepool » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:50 pm

I read that sperm can smell where the ovum is through molecular receptors but what is that called? What is the process and what is the receptor called?

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Post by Babybel56 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:31 pm

I have no idea what the receptor or the specific chemicals used are called, but the process is known as chemokinesis and the collective name for the signalling molecules are chemokines.

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