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May 25, - EXTREME SPERM The most oversized male sexual feature yet documented may be a fruit fly's giant sperm (right, one sperm at times magnification from Drosophila bifurca; left, same magnification of male surrounded by a male reproductive tract). S. Lüpold et al/Nature Forget it, peacocks. Fruit fly has sperm 20 times the length of its own BODY | Daily Mail Online Lexi. Age: 27. Hello, I'm Karma Karson Magnetic knots, the realities of play, cloned monkeys debut, redating humans' African exit, lessons in DNA packing, Martian water loss, a forager smell test, and more. The other members of the genus Drosophila also make very few, giant sperm cells, with D. bifurca's being the longest. Such sperm gigantism is thought to have evolved via a Fisherian runaway process, with a genetic link between sperm length and the length of the female seminal receptacle length (sperm-storage organ). Aidra. Age: 18. My name is Winny When It Comes to Giant Sperm, This Tiny Fruit Fly Is a Whale May 25, - Many animals show off elaborate ornaments to boost their chances of mating successfully. The scientists also compared fruit fly sperm to some classic examples in other species (like oversized antlers or tail feathers), and concluded that, “The giant sperm of some Drosophila species are possibly the most. May 27, - Don't underestimate the manliness of the humble fruit fly: He may be small, but his sperm is not. In fact, the sperm of the fruit fly Drosophila bifurca can stretch up to nearly 6 centimeters in length. That's several times the length of the male fruit fly himself, and about 1, times the length of a human sperm.

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Nile. Age: 21. I was born to make u happy May 11, - Don't underestimate little guys. In the world of procreation, a new record holder has emerged in the longest-sperm category. The achievement goes not to the elephant, the hippopotamus or even the mighty sperm whale. The winner, researchers say, is a tiny fruit fly called Drosophila bifurca, which produces. May 25, - The nearly 8 cm long, helical sperm-storage tubule of a female Drosophila bifurca female is the organ of “female sperm choice” that has driven the evolution of giant sperm in fruit flies. (Scott Pitnick). Sperm is cheap, eggs are dear. If you've ever sat through the most basic of biology classes, you've probably. Nov 18, - The Drosophila bifurca (left) fruit fly's sperm, although tightly coiled, was discovered to be centimetres in length (right), over 20 times the length of its body. FACTS ABOUT FRUIT FLY SPERM. Flies develop huge testes that make up almost 11 percent of its body weight in order to produce the giant sperm.

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