Sequence and analysis of zona pellucida 2 cdna (zp2) from a marsupial, the brushtail possum, trichosurus vulpecula

All mammalian eggs are surrounded by the zona pellucida, an extracellular coat involved in vital functions during fertilization and early development. The zona pellucida glycoproteins are promising antigenic targets for development of contraceptive vaccin

Author K. E. Mate and C. A. McCartney
Year 1998
Secondary title Molecular Reproduction & Development
Volume 51
Number 3
Pages 322-329