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Sperm Bundles in the Seminal Vesicles of Sexually Mature Lasius Ant Males

Heinze, Jürgen and Burnett, William E. (2014) Sperm Bundles in the Seminal Vesicles of Sexually Mature Lasius Ant Males. PLoS ONE 9 (3), e3383.

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Abstract

In many insects, sperm cells are produced in bundles with their heads being held together by a glycoprotein matrix secreted by a cyst cell. Mature sperm cells in the seminal vesicles are usually free, but in sawflies and several other insects, such structures (spermatodesmata) remain intact and sperm cells may be ejaculated as bundles. Here we report the occurrence of spermatodesmata in mature ...

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Item type:Article
Date:26 March 2014
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pone.0093383DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29828
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