Evolutionary Biology: Sterile Saviours

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Abstract

Sterile sperm castes are widespread, but their significance remains enigmatic. New experiments on Drosophila pseudoobscura reveal that sterile sperm may promote the survival of fertilising sperm inside the spermicidal female reproductive tract.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2008

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