Hopkins Marine Station Student Paper

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Title: Inducers of the acrosome reaction in the marine snail, Tegula funebralis
Student Author(s): Linfield, Jana Lee Taylor
Faculty Advisor(s): Epel, David
Pages: 21
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1982
Keywords: upper intertidal
splash zone
Abstract: The mechanisms by which the acrosome reaction occurs was studied in the marine snail Tegula funebralis and an attempt to define the conditions surrounding the acrosome reaction was made using various inhibitors and inducers of the acrosome reaction. The results presented here and data from previous work done on the mechanism governing acrosome reaction indicate that Ca2+, Zn2+, and cAMP may be involved in the mechanism which triggers and/or mediates the acrosome reaction in T. funebralis.