• Glow-in-the-Dark Sperm Publications


    Tirmarche, S., S. Kimura, R. Dubruille, B. Horard and B. Loppin. 2016. Unlocking sperm chromatin at fertilization requires a dedicated egg theioredoxin in Drosophila. Nature Communications 7: 13539


    Droge-Young, E. M., J. M. Belote, G. S. Perez and S. Pitnick. 2016. Mating system influences on the mechanisms of postcopulatory sexual selection. Journal of Insect Physiology 93-94: 1-10


    Lüpold, S., M. K. Manier, N. Puniamoorthy, C. Schoff, W. T. Starmer, S. H. Buckley Luepold, J. M. Belote and S. Pitnick. 2016. How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation. Nature 533: 535-538


    Droge-Young EM, Belote JM, Eeswara A, Pitnick S (2016) Extreme ecology and an extreme mating system: discrimination among alternative direct bene ts models for the evolution of polyandry in the red our beetle Tribolium castaneum. Behavioral Ecology 27: 575-583


    Chow CY, Avila FW, Clark AG, Wolfner MF (2015) Induction of excessive endoplasmic reticulum stress in the Drosophila male accessory gland results in infertility. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119386


    Lee K-M. Daubnerová I, Isaac RE, Zhang C, Choi S, Chung J, Kim Y-J (2015) A neuronal pathway that controls sperm ejection and storage in female Drosophila. Current Biology 25(6): 790–797


    LeVasseur-Viens H, Polak M, Moehring AJ (2015) No evidence for external genital morphology affecting cryptic female choice and reproductive isolation in Drosophila. Evolution doi: 10.1111/evo.12685


    Loppin B, Dubruille R, Horard B (2015) The intimate genetics of Drosophila fertilization. Open Biology 5: 150076


    Ala-Honkola O, Manier MK, Lüpold S, Droge-Young EM, Berben KS, Collins WF, Belote JM, Pitnick S (2014) No inbreeding depression in sperm storage ability or offspring viability in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology 60: 1-6


    Corrigan L, Redhai S, Leiblich A, Fan S-J, Perera SMW, Patel R, Gandy C, Wainwright SM, Morris JF, Hamdy F, Goberdhan CI, Wilson C (2014) BMP-regulated exosomes from Drosophila male reproductive glands reprogram female behavior. Journal of Cell Biology 206: 671-688


    Ala-Honkola O, Hosken DJ, Manier MK, Lüpold S, Droge-Young EM, Berben KS, Collins WF, Belote JM, Pitnick S (2013) Inbreeding reveals mode of past selection on male reproductive characters in Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology & Evolution 3: 2089-2102


    Belote JM, Lüpold S, Manier MK, Pitnick S (2013) Opening a window onto sperm competition. Molecular Reproduction and Development 80: 79 (“VISIONS: the art of science” contribution)


    Lüpold S, Pitnick S, Berben KS, Blengini C, Belote JM, Manier MK (2013) Female mediation of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 10693-10698


    Manier MK, Belote JM, Berben KS, Lüpold S, Ala-Honkola O, Collins WF, Pitnick S (2013) Rapid diversi cation of sperm precedence traits and processes among three sibling Drosophila species. Evolution 67-8: 2348- 2362


    Manier MK, Lüpold S, Belote JM, Starmer WT, Berben KS, Ala-Honkola O, Collins WF, Pitnick S (2013) Postcopulatory sexual selection generates speciation phenotypes in Drosophila. Current Biology 23: 1853-1862


    Manier MK, Lüpold S, Pitnick S, Starmer WT (2013) A theoretical framework for determining the fertilization set and investigating fertilization bias from multiple sperm-storage organs. The American Naturalist 182: 552-561.


    Sun J, Spradling AC (2013) Ovulation in Drosophila is controlled by secretory cells of the female reproductive tract. eLife 2: e00415


    Droge-Young EM, Manier MK, Belote JM, Pitnick S (2012) Covariance among premating, postcopulatory and viability tness components in Drosophila melanogaster and their in uence on paternity measurement. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1555-1563


    Kanippayoor RL, Moehring AJ (2012) Allelic expression of Drosophila protamines during spermatogenesis. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2012: 947381


    Lüpold S, Manier MK, Berben KS, Smith KJ, Daley BD, Buckley SH, Belote JM, Pitnick S (2012) How multivariate ejaculate traits determine competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology 22: 1667-1672


    Ala-Honkola O, Manier MK, Lüpold S, Pitnick S (2011) No evidence for postcopulatory inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 65: 2699-2705


    Köttgen M, Hofherr A, Li W, Chu K, Cook S, Montell C, Watnick T (2011) Drosophila sperm swim backwards in the female reproductive tract and are activated via TRPP2 ion channels. PLoS One 6(5): e20031


    Lüpold S, Manier MK, Ala-Honkola O, Belote JM, Pitnick S (2011) Male Drosophila melanogaster adjust ejaculate size based on female mating status, fecundity and age. Behavioral Ecology 22: 184-191


    Schnakenberg SL, Matias WR, Siegal ML (2011) Sperm-storage defects and live birth in Drosophila females lacking spermathecal secretory cells. PLoS Biology 9(11): e1001192.


    Manier MK, Belote JM, Berben KS, Novikov D, Stuart WT, Pitnick S (2010) Resolving mechanisms of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster. Science 328: 354-357


    Avila FW, Wolfner MF (2009) Acp36DE is required for uterine conformational changes in mated Drosophila females. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 15796-15800
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