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Structural variation in Drosophila melanogaster spermathecal ducts and its association with sperm competition dynamics

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The ability of female insects to retain and use sperm for days, months, or even years after mating requires specialized storage organs in the reproductive tract. In most orders, these organs include a pair of sclerotized capsules known as spermathecae. Here, we report that some Drosophila melanogaster females exhibit previously uncharacterized structures within the distal portion of the muscular duct that links a spermatheca to the uterus. We find that these ‘spermathecal duct presences' (SDP...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsos.200130

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0000-0002-9760-6185
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ORCID:
0000-0002-3228-5480
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
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0000-0002-2260-2948
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Wellcome Trust
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204826/Z/16/Z
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Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
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BB/K014544/1
Publisher:
Royal Society
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Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
200130-200130
Publication date:
2020-03-25
Acceptance date:
2020-02-27
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EISSN:
2054-5703
ISSN:
2054-5703
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1097327
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pubs:1097327
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2020-03-29

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