Seminal fluid-mediated fitness traits in Drosophila

Abstract

The seminal fluid of male Drosophila contains a cocktail of proteins that have striking effects on male and female fitness. In D. melanogaster, seminal fluid proteins affect female receptivity, ovulation, oogenesis, sperm storage, sperm competition and mating plug formation. In addition, the seminal fluid contains antibacterial peptides and protease… (More)
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2540.2001.00961.x

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