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make legally capable or qualify in law

cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg

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Sperm capacitation removes the outer layer around the sperm, helps it travel to the fallopian tube, and allows the sperm to penetrate and fertilize the egg.
Further incubation for 15 minutes at 20[degrees]C and perform motility, viability, plasma membrane intact and capacitation examination.
In the laboratory, capacitation procedures are aimed at stimulating the sequence of events that normally occur in the female reproductive tract.
FGFR-1 [corrected] signaling is involved in spermiogenesis and sperm capacitation.
However much new millennial capital may make queerness a badge of distinction, a new vector of capacitation announcing wherever it travels the munificence of the reign of neoliberalism, news of such emergences do not always reach the middle schools as quickly or as undistortedly as you might wish.
Among their topics are the development and maturation of human germ cells and disorders of those processes in childhood, capacitation and acrosome reaction, the clinical management of men with macrocephalic sperm head syndrome, sperm-induced oocyte activation, concern and possible seminal quality decline in the world's male population, suggestions from the fruit fly on whether the heterochromatic component of the human Y chromosome is a genetic wasteland or something more, heavy metal contamination and male reproductive health, and spermatozoa in zero-gravity.
Preparation and treatment of spermatozoa to induce capacitation and allow fertilization,
Furthermore, this assay is time consuming, complex and subject to many variables such as capacitation time, sperm concentration and incubation conditions, medium composition and the age of ovum after ovulation (27).
Mark Platt, an assistant professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, says that his findings provide important clues into the still-mysterious process of capacitation, the process by which sperm acquire the ability to fertilize an egg, including why some otherwise healthy males might encounter fertility issues.
1) Les dynamiques institutionnelles jouent un role predominant dans le processus de capacitation, c'est-a-dire de <<saisir ou de donner droit au pouvoir politique>>, qui devrait conduire les dynamiques economiques (Moulaert et al 1994).
Heterologous in vitro fertilization and sperm capacitation in an endangered African antelope, the Scimiltar-Horned Oryx (Oryx dammah).
As the sperm pass through the female reproductive track, they undergo capacitation, which is a series of biological and biochemical changes necessary for successful fertilization.
It is not enough to say, in opposition to selective capacitation, that it involves predicting behavior, as if that were intolerable and never done.
Nevertheless, secretory proteins from the seminal vesicles have been postulated to interfere with sperm capacitation and motility (Aumuller and Seitz 1990; Elzanaty et al.
Each type of ASAB may interfere directly or indirectly with a different step in the fertilization process, including sperm motility, sperm penetration of the cervical mucus, sperm capacitation and the acrosome reaction, sperm binding and penetration of the zona pellucida, zona reaction, gamete fusion, cleavage, and embryo development.