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2019

Post-ejaculatory modifications to sperm (PEMS)

Pitnick, S., Wolfner, M. F. & Dorus, S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Biological Reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Interrelations of global macroecological patterns in wing and thorax size, sexual size dimorphism, and range size of the Drosophilidae

Rohner, P. T., Pitnick, S., Blanckenhorn, W. U., Snook, R. R., Bächli, G. & Lüpold, S., Oct 2018, In : Ecography. 41, 10, p. 1707-1717 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Sperm form and function: What do we know about the role of sexual selection?

Lüpold, S. & Pitnick, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Reproduction. 155, 5, p. R229-R243

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

19 Scopus citations
2017

Size-dependent ejaculation strategies and reproductive success in the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria

Gress, B. E. & Pitnick, S. S., May 1 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 127, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2016

Extreme ecology and mating system: Discriminating among direct benefits models in red flour beetles

Droge-Young, E. M., Belote, J. M., Eeswara, A. & Pitnick, S. S., 2016, In : Behavioral Ecology. 27, 2, p. 575-583 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation

Lupold, S., Manier, M. K., Puniamoorthy, N., Schoff, C., Starmer, W. T., Luepold, S. H. B., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S. S., May 25 2016, In : Nature. 533, 7604, p. 535-538 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations

Proteomics of reproductive systems: Towards a molecular understanding of postmating, prezygotic reproductive barriers

McDonough, C. E., Whittington, E., Pitnick, S. S. & Dorus, S., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Proteomics. 135, p. 26-37 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Resolving mechanisms of short-term competitive fertilization success in the red flour beetle

Droge-Young, E. M., Belote, J. M., Perez, G. S. & Pitnick, S. S., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 93-94, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Stepping off the pasture: Evidence of widespread alternative male mating tactics in the yellow dung fly

Gress, B. E., Starmer, W. T., Virgen, M. A., Agu, A., Attila, K. A., Bazluke, E. E., Chubb, L. A., Durantini, A. G., Goldsmith, J., Hui, B. M., Karimova, M., Macey, E. S., Macri, M. R., Mongeon, E. N., Monka, N. J., Pence, J. M., Perdomo, S. T., Pratt, J. M., Ruda, D. E., Szkodzinski, J. B. & 2 others, Williamson, N. A. & Pitnick, S. S., 2016, In : Behaviour. 153, 2, p. 143-157 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2015

Causes of discordance between allometries at and above species level: An example with aquatic beetles

Higginson, D. M., Badyaev, A. V., Segraves, K. A. & Pitnick, S., Jul 28 2015, In : American Naturalist. 186, 2, p. 176-186 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2014

Evolutionary biology: Brotherly love benefits females

Pitnick, S. & Pfennig, D. W., Jan 28 2014, In : Nature. 505, 7485, p. 626-627 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

4 Scopus citations

No inbreeding depression in sperm storage ability or offspring viability in Drosophila melanogaster females

Ala-Honkola, O., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Droge-Young, E. M., Collins, W. F., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 60, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2013

Alternative mating tactics in the yellow dung fly: Resolving mechanisms of small-male advantage off pasture

Gress, B. E., Waltzer, R. J., Lüpold, S., Droge-Young, E. M., Manier, M. K. & Pitnick, S., Nov 13 2013, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 1774, 20132457.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

An analytical framework for estimating fertilization bias and the fertilization set from multiple sperm-storage organs

Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Pitnick, S. & Starmer, W. T., Oct 1 2013, In : American Naturalist. 182, 4, p. 552-561 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Female mediation of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster

Lüpold, S., Pitnick, S., Berben, K. S., Blengini, C. S., Belote, J. M. & Manier, M. K., Jun 25 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 26, p. 10693-10698 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Scopus citations

Inbreeding reveals mode of past selection on male reproductive characters in Drosophila melanogaster

Ala-Honkola, O., Hosken, D. J., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Droge-Young, E. M., Berben, K. S., Collins, W. F., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S., Jul 2013, In : Ecology and Evolution. 3, 7, p. 2089-2102 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Postcopulatory sexual selection generates speciation phenotypes in drosophila

Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Belote, J. M., Starmer, W. T., Berben, K. S., Ala-Honkola, O., Collins, W. F. & Pitnick, S., Oct 7 2013, In : Current Biology. 23, 19, p. 1853-1862 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Scopus citations

Rapid Diversification Of Sperm Precedence Traits And Processes Among Three Sibling Drosophila Species

Manier, M. K., Belote, J. M., Berben, K. S., Lüpold, S., Ala-Honkola, O., Collins, W. F. & Pitnick, S., Aug 2013, In : Evolution. 67, 8, p. 2348-2362 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations
2012

Convergence, recurrence and diversification of complex sperm traits in diving beetles (Dytiscidae)

Higginson, D. M., Miller, K. B., Segraves, K. A. & Pitnick, S., May 1 2012, In : Evolution. 66, 5, p. 1650-1661 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Covariance among premating, post-copulatory and viability fitness components in Drosophila melanogaster and their influence on paternity measurement

Droge-Young, E. M., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S., Aug 2012, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25, 8, p. 1555-1563 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Female reproductive tract form drives the evolution of complex sperm morphology

Higginson, D. M., Miller, K. B., Segraves, K. A. & Pitnick, S., Mar 20 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 12, p. 4538-4543 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 Scopus citations

How multivariate ejaculate traits determine competitive fertilization success in drosophila melanogaster

Lüpold, S., Manier, M. K., Berben, K. S., Smith, K. J., Daley, B. D., Buckley, S. H., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S., Sep 25 2012, In : Current Biology. 22, 18, p. 1667-1672 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

76 Scopus citations

Evolution of intra-ejaculate sperm interactions: Do sperm cooperate?

Higginson, D. M. & Pitnick, S., Feb 1 2011, In : Biological Reviews. 86, 1, p. 249-270 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

67 Scopus citations

Male Drosophila melanogaster adjust ejaculate size based on female mating status, fecundity, and age

Lüpold, S., Manier, M. K., Ala-Honkola, O., Belote, J. M. & Pitnick, S., Jan 1 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology. 22, 1, p. 185-191 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

102 Scopus citations

No evidence for postcopulatory inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster

Ala-Honkola, O., Manier, M. K., Lüpold, S. & Pitnick, S., Sep 1 2011, In : Evolution. 65, 9, p. 2699-2705 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Resolving variation in the reproductive tradeoff between sperm size and number

Immler, S., Pitnick, S., Parker, G. A., Durrant, K. L., Lüpold, S., Calhim, S. & Birkhead, T. R., Mar 29 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 13, p. 5325-5330 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

101 Scopus citations
2010

Resolving mechanisms of competitive fertilization success in drosophila Melanogaster

Manier, M. K., Belote, J. M., Berben, K. S., Novikov, D., Stuart, W. T. & Pitnick, S., Apr 16 2010, In : Science. 328, 5976, p. 354-357 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

188 Scopus citations

Sperm competition games: Sperm size (mass) and number under raffle and displacement, and the evolution of P2

Parker, G. A., Immler, S., Pitnick, S. & Birkhead, T. R., Jun 1 2010, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 264, 3, p. 1003-1023 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
2009

Ejaculate-female and sperm-female interactions

Pitnick, S., Wolfner, M. F. & Suarez, S. S., Jan 1 2009, Sperm Biology. Elsevier, p. 247-304 58 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

107 Scopus citations

Size-dependent alternative male mating tactics in the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria

Pitnick, S., Henn, K. R. H., Maheux, S. D., Higginson, D. M., Hurtado-Gonzales, J. L., Manier, M. K., Berben, K. S., Guptill, C. & Uy, J. A. C., Sep 22 2009, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276, 1671, p. 3229-3237 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Sperm Biology

Birkhead, T. R., Hosken, D. J. & Pitnick, S. S., 2009, Elsevier.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

6 Scopus citations

Sperm length is not influenced by haploid gene expression in the flies Drosophila melanogaster and Scathophaga stercoraria

Pitnick, S., Dobler, R. & Hosken, D. J., Nov 22 2009, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276, 1675, p. 4029-4034 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Sperm morphological diversity

Pitnick, S., Hosken, D. J. & Birkhead, T. R., Jan 1 2009, Sperm Biology. Elsevier, p. 69-149 81 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

214 Scopus citations
2007

Adaptive modulation of sperm production rate in Drosophila bifurca, a species with giant sperm

Bjork, A., Dallai, R. & Pitnick, S., Oct 22 2007, In : Biology letters. 3, 5, p. 517-519 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Complex interactions with females and rival males limit the evolution of sperm offence and defence

Bjork, A., Starmer, W. T., Higginson, D. M., Rhodes, C. J. & Pitnick, S., Jul 22 2007, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274, 1619, p. 1779-1788 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations

Influence of developmental environment on male- and female-mediated sperm precedence in Drosophila melanogaster

Amitin, E. G. & Pitnick, S., Jan 1 2007, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20, 1, p. 381-391 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations

Proximate causes of Rensch's rule: Does sexual size dimorphism in arthropods result from sex differences in development time?

Blanckenhorn, W. U., Dixon, A. F. G., Fairbairn, D. J., Foellmer, M. W., Gibert, P., Van Der Linde, K., Meier, R., Nylin, S., Pitnick, S., Schoff, C., Signorelli, M., Teder, T. & Wiklund, C., Feb 1 2007, In : American Naturalist. 169, 2, p. 245-257 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

164 Scopus citations
2006

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies [2]

Lessells, C. M., Bennett, A. T. D., Birkhead, T. R., Colegrave, N., Dall, S. R. X., Harvey, P. H., Hatchwell, B., Hosken, D. J., Hunt, J., Moore, A. J., Parker, G. A., Pitnick, S., Pizzari, T., Radwan, J., Ritchie, M., Sheldon, B. C., Shuker, D. M., Simmons, L. W., Stockley, P., Tregenza, T. & 1 others, Zuk, M., May 5 2006, In : Science. 312, 5774, p. 689-690 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

9 Scopus citations

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies [3]

Pizzari, T., Birkhead, T. R., Blows, M. W., Brooks, R., Buchanan, K. L., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Harvey, P. H., Hosken, D. J., Jennions, M. D., Kokko, H., Kotiaho, J. S., Lessells, C. M., Macias-García, C., Moore, A. J., Parker, G. A., Partridge, L., Pitnick, S., Radwan, J., Ritchie, M., Sheldon, B. C. & 4 others, Simmons, L. W., Snook, R. R., Stockley, P. & Zuk, M., May 5 2006, In : Science. 312, 5774, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

3 Scopus citations

Intensity of sexual selection along the anisogamy-isogamy continuum

Bjork, A. & Pitnick, S., Jun 8 2006, In : Nature. 441, 7094, p. 742-745 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

81 Scopus citations

Mating system and brain size in bats

Pitnick, S., Jones, K. E. & Wilkinson, G. S., Mar 22 2006, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 273, 1587, p. 719-724 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

127 Scopus citations

Mechanisms underlying the sperm quality advantage in Drosophila melanogaster

Pattarini, J. M., Starmer, W. T., Bjork, A. & Pitnick, S., Oct 1 2006, In : Evolution. 60, 10, p. 2064-2080 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Scopus citations
2004

No evidence that polyandry benefits females in Drosophila melanogaster

Brown, W. D., Bjork, A., Schneider, K. & Pitnick, S., Jun 2004, In : Evolution. 58, 6, p. 1242-1250 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Scopus citations
2003

Adaptation versus pleiotropy: Why do males harm their mates?

Morrow, E. H., Arnqvist, G. & Pitnick, S., Nov 1 2003, In : Behavioral Ecology. 14, 6, p. 802-806 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

113 Scopus citations

Do queens select sperm? [1] (multiple letters)

Hosken, D. J., Pitnick, S., Ashe, A. & Oldroyd, B., Mar 1 2003, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 18, 3, p. 107-108 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

4 Scopus citations

Ejaculate-female coevolution in Drosophila mojavensis

Pitnick, S., Miller, G. T., Schneider, K. & Markow, T. A., Jul 22 2003, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 270, 1523, p. 1507-1512 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

101 Scopus citations

Functional significance of seminal receptacle length in Drosophila melanogaster

Miller, G. T. & Pitnick, S., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 16, 1, p. 114-126 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Quantitative genetic analysis of among-population variation in sperm and female sperm-storage organ length in Drosophila mojavensis

Miller, G. T., Starmer, W. T. & Pitnick, S., Jun 1 2003, In : Genetical Research. 81, 3, p. 213-220 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
2002

Harm to females increases with male body size in Drosophila melanogaster

Pitnick, S. & García-González, F., Sep 7 2002, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 269, 1502, p. 1821-1828 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

154 Scopus citations