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Category:GO:0045729 ! respiratory burst at fertilization

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DAG for GO:0045729id: GO:0045729

name: respiratory burst at fertilization
namespace: biological_process
def: "The phase of elevated metabolic activity, during which oxygen consumption increases, that occurs at fertilization. An enhanced uptake of oxygen leads to the production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), superoxide anions and hydroxyl radicals. Capacitation, a necessary prerequisite event to successful fertilization, can be induced by reactive oxygen species in vitro; hydrogen peroxide is used as an extracellular oxidant to cross-link the protective surface envelopes." [ISBN:0198506732, PMID:2537493, PMID:9013127]
synonym: "metabolic burst at fertilization" EXACT []
synonym: "oxidative burst at fertilization" EXACT []
is_a: GO:0022414 ! reproductive process
is_a: GO:0045730 ! respiratory burst
relationship: part_of: GO:0007338 ! single fertilization
intersection_of: GO:0045730 ! respiratory burst
intersection_of: part_of GO:0009566 ! fertilization

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0045729</GOterm>
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