Reproductive biology: Direct delivery of costly sex peptides

Matthew J. G. Gage

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Research on seminal fluid proteins is providing fundamental insights into the interactive evolution of male and female reproductive strategies. Two new studies demonstrate, first, how an influential male sex peptide in Drosophila is delivered to the female bound directly onto sperm cells, and second, that its subsequent release has significant reproductive costs for females.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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