Sperm – microbe

Sperm – microbe interactions

Supervisors: Klaus Reinhardt, Barbara Eckel

Background: Sperm are the fastest evolving cell type. Researchers believe they evolve in response to female characters. We do, too, but we find it more interesting to ask: Do sexually transmitted microbes shape the evolution of sperm function?


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Reinhardt et al. 2016. Annual Rev Ecol. Evol. Syst. 46:435-459.