name: respiratory burst at fertilization
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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
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