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The sexual inducer of Volvox carteri: purification, chemical characterization and identification of its gene

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Tschochner, H. ; Lottspeich, F. ; Sumper, Manfred
Date of publication of this fulltext: 10 Dec 2010 07:44


The sexual inducer of Volvox carteri f. nagariensis is a glycoprotein and one of the most potent biological effector molecules known. It is synthesized by sperm cells and converts asexually growing males and females to the sexual pathway. Until now, large-scale production of the inducer was made impossible by an inherent biological ;switch' mechanism, the spontaneous self-induction of asexually ...


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