Physiology of Insect Reproductive Polymorphism Grant uri icon



  • Mating systems of insects are of foremost importance not only to the insects themselves, but have also recently been further scrutinized when it was realized that males will play an important role in the dissemination of genes and parasites in order to genetically modify field populations for their control and to induce their refractoriness to pathogens. Knowledge about the effect of sperm polymorphisms on the physiology and reproduction of females will be important for any control strategy that includes the release of transgenic males, and more broadly, as a model for human pathology.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01390