Reproductive biology: Direct delivery of costly sex peptides

Gage, Matthew J. G. (2005) Reproductive biology: Direct delivery of costly sex peptides. Current Biology, 15 (4). pp. 124-126. ISSN 1879-0445

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Research on seminal fluid proteins is providing fundamental insights into the interactive evolution of male and female reproductive strategies. Two new studies demonstrate, first, how an influential male sex peptide in Drosophila is delivered to the female bound directly onto sperm cells, and second, that its subsequent release has significant reproductive costs for females.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:37
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2023 00:47
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.02.009

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