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A tale of courtship

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  • Ian Pitchford
    Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 8 (2003); doi:10.1038/nrg983 EVOLUTION A tale of courtship Tanita Casci Far from being a prurient pastime, scrutinizing the
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      Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 8 (2003); doi:10.1038/nrg983

      EVOLUTION
      A tale of courtship

      Tanita Casci

      Far from being a prurient pastime, scrutinizing the interaction between the
      sexes is the only means of studying the most fundamental problem there is - the
      propagation of life. Two recent papers on Drosophila now highlight two of the
      topics tackled by this rich area of research: in one, Mattox and Dauwalder et
      al. describe a gene that is expressed specifically in males and is required for
      courting behaviour; in the other, Miller and Pitnick reveal, for the first
      time, how postcopulatory interactions between the sexes drives the evolution of
      a reproductive trait, in this case longer sperm tails.

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