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Battle of the sexes over paternity
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  • Journal title : BMB Reports
  • Volume 48, Issue 5,  2015, pp.241-242
  • Publisher : Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • DOI : 10.5483/BMBRep.2015.48.5.067
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Battle of the sexes over paternity
Kim, Young-Joon; Lee, Kang-Min; Isaac, R. Elwyn;
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Reproductive behaviors have evolved through severe inter-sexual competition. We have recently described a behavior in post-mated female Drosophila melanogaster that controls ejaculate retention and sperm storage, and is a possible mechanism by which females who have mated with several partners can choose which sperm that is stored and used for fertilization. This behavior can also regulate exposure of the female to harmful effects of male SFP that are present in the ejaculate. Our study identified the neural pathway functioning in the female brain that regulates this behavior. [BMB Reports 2015; 48(5): 241-242]
Sperm ejection;Post copulatory sexual selection;Cryptic female choice;Diuretic hormone 44;Female reproductive behavior;Drosophila melanogaster;
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