Timothy R Birkhead

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Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc No evidence for killer sperm or other selective interactions between human spermatozoa in ejaculates of different males in vitro
    H D Moore
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2343-50. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Postcopulatory sexual selection
    Timothy R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nat Rev Genet 3:262-73. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Genic capture and the genetic basis of sexually selected traits in the zebra finch
    Timothy R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 60:2389-98. 2006
  4. pmc A comparison of SNPs and microsatellites as linkage mapping markers: lessons from the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Alexander D Ball
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 11:218. 2010
  5. pmc Sperm mobility determines the outcome of sperm competition in the domestic fowl
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 266:1759-64. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Making sperm: design, quality control and sperm competition
    Tim R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S I0 2TN, UK
    Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl 65:175-81. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Reproductive isolation in birds: postcopulatory prezygotic barriers
    Tim R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:266-72. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic effects on sperm design in the zebra finch
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 434:383-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Nontransitivity of paternity in a bird
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:416-20. 2004
  10. pmc Internal incubation and early hatching in brood parasitic birds
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1019-24. 2011

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Publications19

  1. pmc No evidence for killer sperm or other selective interactions between human spermatozoa in ejaculates of different males in vitro
    H D Moore
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2343-50. 1999
    ..The incapacitation of rival sperm therefore seems an unlikely mechanism of sperm competition in humans...
  2. ncbi request reprint Postcopulatory sexual selection
    Timothy R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nat Rev Genet 3:262-73. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Genic capture and the genetic basis of sexually selected traits in the zebra finch
    Timothy R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 60:2389-98. 2006
    ..We discuss the implications of our results for devising more rigorous but pragmatic tests of the genic capture hypothesis...
  4. pmc A comparison of SNPs and microsatellites as linkage mapping markers: lessons from the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Alexander D Ball
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 11:218. 2010
    ..Linkage map marker order was validated by making comparisons to the assembled zebra finch genome sequence...
  5. pmc Sperm mobility determines the outcome of sperm competition in the domestic fowl
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 266:1759-64. 1999
    ..There was no evidence that female effects accounted for any of the variation in paternity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Making sperm: design, quality control and sperm competition
    Tim R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S I0 2TN, UK
    Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl 65:175-81. 2007
    ..We propose that these are all energy-saving adaptations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reproductive isolation in birds: postcopulatory prezygotic barriers
    Tim R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:266-72. 2007
    ..Future research will serve the dual purpose of providing more detail of the mechanisms of both heterospecific and conspecific prezygotic processes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic effects on sperm design in the zebra finch
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 434:383-7. 2005
    ..These results have important implications for the evolution of sperm in other taxa...
  9. ncbi request reprint Nontransitivity of paternity in a bird
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:416-20. 2004
    ..Regardless of the mechanism, nontransitivity of male reproductive success has important evolutionary consequences, including the maintenance of variation in male fitness...
  10. pmc Internal incubation and early hatching in brood parasitic birds
    T R Birkhead
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1019-24. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint A comparison of synteny and gene order on the homologue of chicken chromosome 7 between two passerine species and between passerines and chicken
    M C Hale
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK
    Cytogenet Genome Res 121:120-9. 2008
    ..Some evidence of heterochiasmy, i.e. a difference in the recombination rate between the sexes, was observed...
  12. doi request reprint Mitochondrial haplotype does not affect sperm velocity in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata
    J A Mossman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Evol Biol 23:422-32. 2010
    ..Therefore, there is no evidence that in this system mitochondrial mutations have asymmetric fitness effects on males and females, leading to genetic variation in male fertility that is blind to natural selection...
  13. pmc A linkage map of the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata provides new insights into avian genome evolution
    J Stapley
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Genetics 179:651-67. 2008
    ..This whole-genome map is the first for any passerine and a valuable tool for the zebra finch genome sequence project and for studies of quantitative trait loci...
  14. ncbi request reprint Female feral fowl eject sperm of subdominant males
    T Pizzari
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Nature 405:787-9. 2000
    ..If this fails, females differentially eject ejaculates according to male status in the absence of any male manipulation and preferentially retain the sperm of dominant males...
  15. ncbi request reprint The evolution of sperm morphometry in pheasants
    S Immler
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:1008-14. 2007
    ..Our study emphasizes the importance of female reproductive biology for the evolution of sperm morphometry particularly in sperm-storing taxa...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sperm viability and sperm competition in insects
    F M Hunter
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 12:121-3. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that sperm viability is one of a suite of male adaptations to sperm competition in insects...
  17. pmc Simple sequence repeats in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) expressed sequence tags: a new resource for evolutionary genetic studies of passerines
    Jon Slate
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    BMC Genomics 8:52. 2007
    ..Here we describe a bioinformatic analysis of zebra finch expressed sequence tag (EST) Genbank entries...
  18. ncbi request reprint The sexually-selected sperm hypothesis: sex-biased inheritance and sexual antagonism
    T Pizzari
    Animal and Plant Science Department, University of Sheffield, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 77:183-209. 2002
    ....
  19. pmc Ejaculate allocation by male sand martins, Riparia riparia
    E H Nicholls
    Department of Animal and Planet Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1265-70. 2001
    ..A more detailed examination of the ejaculate patterns of individual males, achieved by the DNA profiling of ejaculates, provided additional evidence for strategic allocation of sperm...