Cost of mating in Drosophila melanogaster females is mediated by male accessory gland products

@article{Chapman1995CostOM,
  title={Cost of mating in Drosophila melanogaster females is mediated by male accessory gland products},
  author={T. Chapman and L. F. Liddle and J. Kalb and M. Wolfner and L. Partridge},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={373},
  pages={241-244}
}
FEMALE Drosophila melanogaster with environmentally1–3 or genetically4 elevated rates of mating die younger than controls. This cost of mating is not attributable to receipt of sperm5. We demonstrate here that seminal fluid products from the main cells of the male accessory gland are responsible for the cost of mating in females, and that increasing exposure to these products increases female death rate. Main-cell products are also involved in elevating the rate of female egg-laying, in… Expand
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