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Keywords: Melanization
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (6): jeb173435.
Published: 23 March 2018
... but may also target irreplaceable sperm and reduce lifetime reproductive success. We therefore hypothesized that non-specific immune responses, like pathogen melanization, should be silenced in the spermatheca, because they rely on general non-self recognition, and that specific responses...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (24): 4974–4983.
Published: 15 December 2006
... that the spermatophores of males held in captivity become progressively melanized, a process that eventually renders them impotent. Then, by using melanin specks as a color marker, it is demonstrated that this phenomenon can be delayed and even reversed as long as the males remain sexually active. Lastly and most...