Rogue Sperm Indicate Sexually Antagonistic Coevolution in Nematodes


A new study by EEB's Janice Ting and Asher Cutter shows that sperm from other species invade female tissues to cause sterility and death, helping to keep nematode species boundaries intact.

Intense Sperm-Mediated Sexual Conflict Promotes Reproductive Isolation in Caenorhabditis Nematodes
Janice J. Ting*, Gavin C. Woodruff*, Gemma Leung, Na-Ra Shin, Asher D. Cutter+, Eric S. Haag+

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Published online in PLoS Biology July 29, 2014

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001915

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