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Category:GO:0061948 ! premature acrosome loss

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DAG for GO:0061948id: GO:0061948

name: premature acrosome loss
namespace: biological_process
def: "The discharge, by sperm, of a single, anterior secretory granule before the sperm reaches to the zona pellucida of the oocyte. The process begins with the fusion of the outer acrosomal membrane with the sperm plasma membrane and ends with the exocytosis of the acrosomal contents." [PMID:19153666, PMID:21380641, PMID:26655718]
comment: If the release of the acrosome content when the sperm reaches to the zona pellucida, consider using acrosome reaction.
synonym: "spontaneous acrosome loss" EXACT []
is_a: GO:0022414 ! reproductive process

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0061948</GOterm>
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