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The conserved plant sterility gene HAP2 functions after attachment of fusogenic membranes in Chlamydomonas and Plasmodium gametes.

Abstract:

The cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie species-specific membrane fusion between male and female gametes remain largely unknown. Here, by use of gene discovery methods in the green alga Chlamydomonas, gene disruption in the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei, and distinctive features of fertilization in both organisms, we report discovery of a mechanism that accounts for a conserved protein required for gamete fusion. A screen for fusion mutants in Chlamydomonas identified...

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10.1101/gad.1656508

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Journal:
Genes and development
Volume:
22
Issue:
8
Pages:
1051-1068
Publication date:
2008-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1549-5477
ISSN:
0890-9369
URN:
uuid:dccc549e-59df-47bd-9eb3-51f91204f1b7
Source identifiers:
265907
Local pid:
pubs:265907

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