TABLE 1

Comparison of sperm storage in females that were mated to control or DTA-D males

0.5 hr1 hr3 hr6 hr
No. of spermControlDTA-DControlDTA-DControlDTA-DControlDTA-D
In seminal receptacle
        0-1001a22152112
    101-20011212
    201-300113
    301-40011111
    401-5003334
    501-6004376
    601-7003564
    701-80034
    801-90021
    901-10001
    Meanb501 ± 487 ± 4627 ± 3427 ± 12529 ± 3533 ± 15550 ± 3565 ± 25
In spermathecae
        0-503a2216123115
    51-10051111
    101-150312
    151-2002223
    201-250231
    251-3001332
    301-3501231
    351-40013
    401-45011
    >45144
    Meanb128 ± 222 ± 1338 ± 413 ± 2249 ± 262 ± 1267 ± 3910 ± 5
  • a Number of females having this number of sperm in the indicated storage organ.

  • b Mean number of sperm stored ± SEM. Females mated to DTA-D males store significantly fewer sperm than females mated to control males at all timepoints examined (all P < 0.0001).