Acp36DE is required for uterine conformational changes in mated Drosophila females.

@article{Avila2009Acp36DEIR,
  title={Acp36DE is required for uterine conformational changes in mated Drosophila females.},
  author={Frank W. Avila and Mariana F Wolfner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 37},
  pages={15796-800}
}
In a multitude of animals with internal fertilization, including insects and mammals, sperm are stored within a female's reproductive tract after mating. Defects in the process of sperm storage drastically reduce reproductive success. In Drosophila males, "Acp" seminal proteins alter female postmating physiology and behavior, and are necessary for several aspects of sperm storage. For example, Acps cause a series of conformational changes in the mated female's reproductive tract that occur… CONTINUE READING

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