Hemiclonal analysis reveals significant genetic, environmental and genotype x environment effects on sperm size in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Morrow2008HemiclonalAR,
  title={Hemiclonal analysis reveals significant genetic, environmental and genotype x environment effects on sperm size in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Edward H Morrow and Arne Leijon and A Meerupati},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          1692-702
        }
}
Spermatozoa are the most diverse of all animal cells. Variation in size alone is enormous and yet there are still no clear evolutionary explanations that can account for such diversity. The basic genetics of sperm form is also poorly understood, although sperm size is known to have a strong genetic component. Here, using hemiclonal analysis of Drosophila melanogaster, we demonstrate that there is not only a significant additive genetic component contributing to phenotypic variation in sperm… CONTINUE READING
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