In an egg cell treated with EDTA, a chemical that binds calcium and magnesium ions, a. the acrosomal reaction would be blocked. b. the fusion of sperm and egg nuclei would be blocked. c. the fast block to polyspermy would not occur. d. the fertilization envelope would not form. e. the zygote would not contain maternal and paternal chromosomes.
If an egg cell is treated with EDTA, the fertilization envelope does not form because both Calcium and Magnesium ions are necessary for its formation.