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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (24): jeb208041.
Published: 18 December 2019
..., male fertility is particularly sensitive to elevated temperature. Previously, we have shown in the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans that all males are fertile at 20°C, but almost all males have lost fertility at 27°C. Male fertility is dependent on the production of functional sperm, successful...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (20): jeb181412.
Published: 24 October 2018
...Jukka Kekäläinen; Párástu Oskoei; Matti Janhunen; Heikki Koskinen; Raine Kortet; Hannu Huuskonen ABSTRACT The sperm pre-fertilization environment has recently been suggested to mediate remarkable transgenerational consequences for offspring phenotype (transgenerational plasticity, TGB...
J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (6): jeb175158.
Published: 26 March 2018
...Francisco Dávila; Anne Botteaux; David Bauman; Sarah Chérasse; Serge Aron ABSTRACT Bacteria can damage sperm and thus reduce the reproductive success of both males and females; selection should therefore favour the evolution of antimicrobial protection. Eusocial hymenopterans might be particularly...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2720–2727.
Published: 01 September 2015
... texensis PGE2 Arachidonic acid Invertebrate reproduction Sperm Spermatophore We used Pearson correlations to examine the relationship between male size (i.e. mass and pronotum length) and the amount of PGE 2 present in spermatophores. We used a paired t -test to examine the effect...
J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (1): 107–113.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Dustin J. Marshall; Hans H. Hoppeler Traditionally, it has been assumed that sperm are a vehicle for genes and nothing more. As such, the only source of variance in offspring phenotype via the paternal line has been genetic effects. More recently, however, it has been shown that the phenotype...
J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (14): 2658–2664.
Published: 15 July 2013
... exposed from birth to one of four temperature treatments: 23, 25 (control), 28 or 30°C. We measured brood survival and, at sexual maturity, male ornamentation, sperm traits and immune response. Our results show that increases in temperature result in guppies that have shorter, slower sperm...
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (8): 1092–1100.
Published: 15 April 2009
...Patrick J. Krug; Jeffrey A. Riffell; Richard K. Zimmer SUMMARY Red abalone ( Haliotis rufescens ) sperm detect a waterborne chemical cue released by conspecific eggs, and change their swimming behavior to increase the likelihood of fertilization success. Previously, we isolated the natural sperm...
Munish V. Inamdar, Taeyong Kim, Yao-Kuang Chung, Alex M. Was, Xinran Xiang, Chia-Wei Wang, Shuichi Takayama, Christian M. Lastoskie, Florence I. M. Thomas, Ann Marie Sastry
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (21): 3805–3820.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to play an important role in fertilization, though separate accounting of the effects of chemoattraction,chemokinesis, sperm agglomeration and the other possible roles of the jelly coat have not been reported. In the present study, we used a microfluidic device that allowed determination...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (24): 4974–4983.
Published: 15 December 2006
.... `Programmed sperm degradation' on a periodic basis or an innate sperm`expiry date' have never been shown. This manuscript describes a newly discovered molt-dependent mechanism by which old sperm is periodically removed from the reproductive system of male Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp. Firstly, it is shown...
Masaya Morita, Akira Nishikawa, Ayako Nakajima, Akira Iguchi, Kazuhiko Sakai, Akihiro Takemura, Makoto Okuno
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (22): 4574–4579.
Published: 15 November 2006
...Masaya Morita; Akira Nishikawa; Ayako Nakajima; Akira Iguchi; Kazuhiko Sakai; Akihiro Takemura; Makoto Okuno SUMMARY Corals perform simultaneous mass spawning around the full moon. Most Acropora species release gamete bundles, which are a complex of eggs and sperm, into the seawater. Then, gamete...
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (23): 4411–4418.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ayako Nakajima; Masaya Morita; Akihiro Takemura; Shinji Kamimura; Makoto Okuno SUMMARY Increased intracellular pH ([pH] i ) activates dynein in sea urchin and mammalian sperm and induces activation of flagellar motility. It is thought that cAMP-dependent protein phosphorylation is associated...
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (18): 3433–3440.
Published: 15 September 2005
...-receptivity following mating, often resulting from factors transferred by the male at mating. Some of these compounds have a transient effect (e.g. anti-aphrodisiacs and mating plugs),whereas others induce long-term suppression of receptivity (i.e. sperm and seminal factors). Sperm appear to generally induce...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (19): 3521–3528.
Published: 01 October 2003
...Margaret C. Bloch Qazi; Mariana F. Wolfner SUMMARY Female sperm storage is an essential component of reproduction in many animals. In insects, female sperm storage affects fecundity, sperm competition/preference and receptivity to re-mating. Female sperm storage consists of several stages...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (18): 2885–2890.
Published: 15 September 2002
...R. L. Ingermann; M. Holcomb; M. L. Robinson; J. G. Cloud SUMMARY Maintenance of sperm at pH values less than approximately 7.5 inhibited the onset of motility when sperm were subsequently diluted with water; maintenance at pH values above approximately 8.2 was associated with maximal motility upon...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (10): 1439–1450.
Published: 15 May 2002
...Jeffrey A. Riffell; Patrick J. Krug; Richard K. Zimmer SUMMARY Chemical communication between sperm and egg is a key factor mediating sexual reproduction. Dissolved signal molecules that cause sperm to orient and accelerate towards an egg could play pivotal roles in fertilization success...