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Piezo Protein Needed for Sperm Production in Silkworms
calendar 21st May, 2024 | Jim Crocker

Piezo Protein Needed for Sperm Production in Silkworms

Researchers at Jiangsu University revealed how silkworms produce two sperm types: fertile eupyrene and helper apyrene. This study links sperm formation to mechanosensitive ion channels, highlighting their critical role in various biological processes across species.

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