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Module 8: Figure mammalian fertilization

Fertilization of a mammalian oocyte.

The process of fertilization depends on a carefully orchestrated sequence of events as outlined in the text. The Ca2+ oscillations that occur during fertilization are shown in Module 8: Figure fertilization-induced Ca2+ oscillations. The information used to outline the temporal sequence of Ca2+ transients and changes in the luminal level of Ca2+ was obtained from Wakui and Fissore (2013). An animated version of this figure is available.