The darting game in snails and slugs

Schilthuizen, Menno (2005) The darting game in snails and slugs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 20 (11). pp. 581-584. ISSN 0169-5347


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: Love darts are hard 'needles' that many snails and slugs use to pierce their partner during mating. In a few species, darts have been shown to play a role in sperm competition. Two new papers, by Davison et al., and Koene and Schulenburg, might further pique researchers' interest, because they show how the full potential of darts can be tapped for studies of sexual selection in hermaphrodites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hermaphroditic snails, Sperm storage, Helix aspersa, Stylommatophora, Spermatophore, Adaptation, Gastropoda, Evolution
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL360-599.82 Invertebrates
Divisions: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 18:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 16:22

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