Insights into female sperm storage from the spermathecal fluid proteome of the honeybee Apis mellifera

@article{Baer2009InsightsIF,
  title={Insights into female sperm storage from the spermathecal fluid proteome of the honeybee Apis mellifera},
  author={Boris Baer and Holger Eubel and Nicolas L Taylor and Nicholas O'Toole and A. Harvey Millar},
  journal={Genome Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={R67 - R67}
}
Female animals are often able to store sperm inside their body - in some species even for several decades. The molecular basis of how females keep non-own cells alive is largely unknown, but since sperm cells are reported to be transcriptionally silenced and, therefore, limited in their ability to maintain their own function, it is likely that females actively participate in sperm maintenance. Because female contributions are likely to be of central importance for sperm survival, molecular… CONTINUE READING
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