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Term:mating plug formation
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Accession:GO:0042628 term browser browse the term
Definition:The deposition of a plug of sperm or other gelatinous material into the opening of the vulva by a male at the termination of copulation. Probably acts to prevent subsequent matings by other males.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: copulatory plug biosynthesis;   copulatory plug deposition;   copulatory plug formation;   mating plug deposition

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G SERPINE2 serpin family E member 2 ISO (MGI:MGI:1932011|PMID:11248026) MGI PMID:11248026 MGI:MGI:1932011 NCBI chr2B:111,221,317...111,285,491
Ensembl chr2B:229,797,655...229,861,040
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G TGM4 transglutaminase 4 ISO (MGI:MGI:5476611|PMID:23341775) MGI PMID:23341775 MGI:MGI:5476611 NCBI chr 3:44,775,855...44,815,691
Ensembl chr 3:45,830,764...45,870,208
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  biological_process 12561
    reproductive process 1479
      mating plug formation 2
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  biological_process 12561
    reproduction 1480
      reproductive process 1479
        multi-organism reproductive process 1004
          sexual reproduction 803
            mating 50
              copulation 25
                insemination 11
                  mating plug formation 2
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