Mechanism of Fertilization: Plants to Humans

  • Brian Dale

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Brian Dale
      Pages 1-1
  3. Late Stages in Gametogenesis

    1. G. Peaucellier, A. C. Andersen, W. H. Kinsey, M. Dorée
      Pages 65-78
    2. P. Guerrier, I. Néant, P. Colas, L. Dufresne, J. Saint Pierre, F. Dubé
      Pages 79-100
    3. R. Geremia, V. Sorrentino, M. Giorgi, P. Grimaldi, I. Sammarco, P. Rossi
      Pages 131-142
    4. M. Morisawa, T. Inoda, S. Oda
      Pages 143-154
    5. Anthony R. Bellvé, R. Chandrika, Alinda H. Barth
      Pages 155-178
  4. Sperm Egg Interaction

    1. J. R. Green, J. L. Jones, C. J. Stafford, J. A. Callow
      Pages 189-202
    2. Frank J. Longo, Susan Cook, David H. McCulloh, Pedro I. Ivonnet, Edward L. Chambers
      Pages 203-217
    3. M. Hoshi, T. Amano, Y. Okita, T. Okinaga, T. Matsui
      Pages 239-251
    4. C. M. Guilluy, T. Gaude, C. Digonnet-Kerhoas, A. Chaboud, Ph. Heizmann, C. Dumas
      Pages 253-270

About these proceedings


The majority of scientists interested in fertilization and early developmental processes will undoubtably have encountered the works of Alberto Monroy at some time in their careers. Alberto's contribution to this field spans oogenesis to embryogenesis, where he used physiological, biochemical and morphological tools to answer a number of basic problems in cell biology. This multi-disciplinary approach, together with his remarkable intellectual flexibility and humour has had an enormous impact on this field and all those fortunate enough to have worked with him. The chapters in this book have been divided into four sections. The initial presentations revolve around late events of gameteogenesis, that lead to a physiologically mature gamete. Probably the most exciting area for research at the moment is the identification of the cytoplasmic mechanisms responsible for the meiotic arrest of oocytes and the factors responsible for initiating their maturation (Chapters 3 and 4). Less is known about the physiological changes in the male gamete in preparation for fertilization and this may be identified as a major area for future research. Although comparable data for the plant kingdom is presently restricted to studies on marine algae, new techniques for isolating angiosperm gametes (Chapters 1 and 17) promise rapid advances in this field. The second section looks at the events and molecules involved in gamete recognition, binding and fusion. One of the most controversial topics is when does sperm-egg fusion actually occur (Chapter 14).


Activation Befruchtung Embryo Gameten Zygote cell biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Dale
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  1. 1.Stazione ZoologicaNaplesItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83967-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83965-8
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