Diversity in mating behavior of hermaphroditic and male-female Caenorhabditis nematodes.

@article{Garca2007DiversityIM,
  title={Diversity in mating behavior of hermaphroditic and male-female Caenorhabditis nematodes.},
  author={Luis Ren{\'e} Garc{\'i}a and Brigitte Leboeuf and Pamela Koo},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={175 4},
  pages={1761-71}
}
In this study, we addressed why Caenorhabditis elegans males are inefficient at fertilizing their hermaphrodites. During copulation, hermaphrodites generally move away from males before they become impregnated. C. elegans hermaphrodites reproduce by internal self-fertilization, so that copulation with males is not required for species propagation. The hermaphroditic mode of reproduction could potentially relax selection for genes that optimize male mating behavior. We examined males from… CONTINUE READING

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