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UCLA Life Scientists' Study of Abalone Yields New Insights into Sexual Reproduction


August 3, 2011

Abalone in ocean crevices In new research that could have implications for improving fertilization in humans and other mammals, life scientists studied interactions between individual sperm and eggs in red abalone, an ocean-dwelling snail, and made precise chemical measurements and physical models of these interactions. They are the first scientists to do so. Full Story

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