Molecular characterization of firefly nuptial gifts: a multi-omics approach sheds light on postcopulatory sexual selection.

Al-Wathiqui, Nooria.
Fallon, Timothy R.
South, Adam.
Weng, Jing-Ke.
Lewis, Sara Margery, 1953-
2016

Postcopulatory sexual selection is recognized as a key driver of reproductive trait evolution, including the machinery required to produce endogenous nuptial gifts. Despite the importance of such gifts, the molecular composition of the non-gametic components of male ejaculates and their interactions with female reproductive tracts remain poorly understood. During mating, male Photinus fireflies tr... read more

Subjects
Sexual selection.
Fireflies.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010599
Original publication
Al-Wathiqui, N. et al. Molecular characterization of firefly nuptial gifts: a multi-omics approach sheds light on postcopulatory sexual selection. Sci. Rep. 6, 38556;, doi: 10.1038/srep38556 (2016).
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