What Use is an Infertile Sperm? A Comparative Study of Sperm-Heteromorphic Drosophila

@inproceedings{Holman2008WhatUI,
  title={What Use is an Infertile Sperm? A Comparative Study of Sperm-Heteromorphic Drosophila},
  author={L. Holman and R. Freckleton and R. Snook},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008}
}
  • L. Holman, R. Freckleton, R. Snook
  • Published in
    Evolution; international…
    2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Sperm size and number are important determinants of male reproductive success. The genus Drosophila exhibits a remarkable diversity of sperm production strategies, including the production of multiple sperm morphs by individual males, a phenomenon called sperm heteromorphism. Sperm-heteromorphic Drosophila species in the obscura group produce large numbers of infertile “parasperm” in addition to fertile eusperm. Parasperm have been hypothesized to perform a number of roles in place of… CONTINUE READING
    43 Citations
    A Sterile Sperm Caste Protects Brother Fertile Sperm from Female-Mediated Death in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    • 70
    • PDF
    Identification of a novel sperm class and its role in fertilization in Drosophila
    • 8
    Repeated evidence that the accelerated evolution of sperm is associated with their fertilization function
    Integrated and independent evolution of heteromorphic sperm types
    • 5
    • PDF
    Experience of mating rivals causes males to modulate sperm transfer in the fly Drosophila pseudoobscura.
    • 32
    • Highly Influenced
    Female reproductive tract form drives the evolution of complex sperm morphology
    • 90
    • PDF
    Sperm wars and the evolution of male fertility.
    • 234
    • PDF
    THE QUANTITATIVE GENETICS AND COEVOLUTION OF MALE AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS
    • 25

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 74 REFERENCES
    The risk of sperm competition and the evolution of sperm heteromorphism
    • R. Snook
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Animal Behaviour
    • 1998
    • 66
    • PDF
    Mating system evolution in sperm-heteromorphic Drosophila.
    • 39
    • PDF
    Spermicide, cryptic female choice and the evolution of sperm form and function
    • 49
    • PDF
    Coevolution of sperm and female reproductive tract morphology in stalk–eyed flies
    • 167
    • PDF
    The evolution of sperm length in moths
    • E. Morrow, M. J. Gage
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
    • 2000
    • 161
    IS THE PRODUCTION OF MULTIPLE SPERM TYPES ADAPTIVE?
    • R. Snook
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
    • 1997
    • 68
    Sperm length influences fertilization success during sperm competition in the snail Viviparus ater
    • 68
    The long and short of sperm polymorphisms in insects
    • 124
    • PDF
    EVOLUTION OF MULTIPLE KINDS OF FEMALE SPERM‐STORAGE ORGANS IN DROSOPHILA
    • 316
    Functional nonequivalence of sperm in Drosophila pseudoobscura.
    • R. Snook, T. Markow, T. Karr
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
    • 1994
    • 99
    • PDF