Tracey Chapman

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Interactions of mating, egg production and death rates in females of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata
    T Chapman
    Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1879-94. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Stalk-eyed flies
    Tracey Chapman
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R533-5. 2005
  3. pmc The sex peptide of Drosophila melanogaster: female post-mating responses analyzed by using RNA interference
    Tracey Chapman
    Department of Biology, Darwin Building, and Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, Cruciform Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9923-8. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Seminal fluid-mediated fitness traits in Drosophila
    T Chapman
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College, London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:511-21. 2001
  5. pmc The Acp26Aa seminal fluid protein is a modulator of early egg hatchability in Drosophila melanogaster
    T Chapman
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1647-54. 2001
  6. pmc The role of male accessory gland protein Acp36DE in sperm competition in Drosophila melanogaster
    T Chapman
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1097-105. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Functions and analysis of the seminal fluid proteins of male Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies
    Tracey Chapman
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Peptides 25:1477-90. 2004
  8. pmc Feeding, fecundity and lifespan in female Drosophila melanogaster
    Andrew I Barnes
    Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1675-83. 2008
  9. pmc Seminal fluid protein allocation and male reproductive success
    Stuart Wigby
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 19:751-7. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint A functioning ovary is not required for sex peptide to reduce receptivity to mating in D. melanogaster
    Andrew I Barnes
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Insect Physiol 53:343-8. 2007

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Interactions of mating, egg production and death rates in females of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata
    T Chapman
    Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1879-94. 1998
    ..To put our results into context, we reviewed the existing literature on the effects of mating on longevity, egg production and sexual receptivity for 64 species of Diptera, and examined the pattern of mating effects that emerged...
  2. ncbi request reprint Stalk-eyed flies
    Tracey Chapman
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R533-5. 2005
  3. pmc The sex peptide of Drosophila melanogaster: female post-mating responses analyzed by using RNA interference
    Tracey Chapman
    Department of Biology, Darwin Building, and Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, Cruciform Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9923-8. 2003
    ..The prolonged "sperm effect" on female receptivity and egg production is therefore entirely attributable to SP, but sperm are necessary for its occurrence...
  4. ncbi request reprint Seminal fluid-mediated fitness traits in Drosophila
    T Chapman
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College, London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 87:511-21. 2001
    ..In this review I address these issues by bringing together evidence for the function, evolution, diversification, and maintenance of variation in, seminal fluid-mediated traits...
  5. pmc The Acp26Aa seminal fluid protein is a modulator of early egg hatchability in Drosophila melanogaster
    T Chapman
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1647-54. 2001
    ..The results show that subtle processes coordinate the stimulation of egg production and sperm storage in mating pairs...
  6. pmc The role of male accessory gland protein Acp36DE in sperm competition in Drosophila melanogaster
    T Chapman
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1097-105. 2000
    ..Our results indicate that mutations in genes that affect sperm storage can drastically affect the outcome of sperm competition...
  7. ncbi request reprint Functions and analysis of the seminal fluid proteins of male Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies
    Tracey Chapman
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Peptides 25:1477-90. 2004
    ..These and similar techniques promise to reveal the function of naturally-occurring variants of these proteins and hence the evolutionary significance of genetic variation for them...
  8. pmc Feeding, fecundity and lifespan in female Drosophila melanogaster
    Andrew I Barnes
    Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1675-83. 2008
    ..We conclude that female mating costs are not the result of over-feeding, but may be due to other, potentially more direct, effects of ejaculate molecules...
  9. pmc Seminal fluid protein allocation and male reproductive success
    Stuart Wigby
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 19:751-7. 2009
    ..Our results show that quantitative variation in specific Sfps is likely to play an important role in postcopulatory sexual selection and that investment in Sfp production is essential for male fitness in a competitive environment...
  10. ncbi request reprint A functioning ovary is not required for sex peptide to reduce receptivity to mating in D. melanogaster
    Andrew I Barnes
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Insect Physiol 53:343-8. 2007
    ..The results show that the effects of SP on receptivity are not dependent upon a fully functional ovary, and hence that egg development or laying is not causal in the SP receptivity response...
  11. pmc Insulin signalling regulates remating in female Drosophila
    Stuart Wigby
    Institute of Healthy Ageing and, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:424-31. 2011
    ..However, overexpression of the IIS-regulated transcription factor dFOXO in the fat body-which extends lifespan-does not affect remating rate. Thus, long life and reduced remating are not obligatorily coupled...
  12. pmc Male sexual ornament size is positively associated with reproductive morphology and enhanced fertility in the stalk-eyed fly Teleopsis dalmanni
    David W Rogers
    The Galton Laboratory, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 8:236. 2008
    ..Here we investigate whether male eyespan indicates accessory gland and testis length, and then ask whether mating with large eyespan males affects female fertility...
  13. pmc Mating-induced reduction in accessory reproductive organ size in the stalk-eyed fly Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni
    David W Rogers
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 5:37. 2005
    ..Here we directly manipulate male mating status to investigate the effect of copulation on the size of both the testes and the accessory glands of C. dalmanni...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sex peptide causes mating costs in female Drosophila melanogaster
    Stuart Wigby
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 15:316-21. 2005
    ..Hence, rather than benefiting both sexes, receipt of SP decreases female fitness, making SP the first identified gene that is likely to play a central role in sexual conflict...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ejaculate depletion patterns evolve in response to experimental manipulation of sex ratio in Drosophila melanogaster
    Jon R Linklater
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:2027-34. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Adaptation to experimental alterations of the operational sex ratio in populations of Drosophila melanogaster
    Max Reuter
    Department of Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Evolution 62:401-12. 2008
    ..We discuss these results with respect to reproductive evolution, genetic drift in natural and experimental populations, and consequences of natural sex ratio distortion...
  17. ncbi request reprint Lifespan extension by dietary restriction in female Drosophila melanogaster is not caused by a reduction in vitellogenesis or ovarian activity
    William Mair
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Exp Gerontol 39:1011-9. 2004
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  18. pmc Highly variable sperm precedence in the stalk-eyed fly, Teleopsis dalmanni
    Laura S Corley
    Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 6:53. 2006
    ..Here we investigate within-population quantitative variation in P2 using a controlled mating experiment and microsatellite profiling of progeny in the multiply mating stalk-eyed fly, Teleopsis dalmanni...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of diet, sex and mating status on longevity in Mediterranean fruit flies (Ceratitis capitata), Diptera: Tephritidae
    Susan Davies
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, UK
    Exp Gerontol 40:784-92. 2005
    ..Our results show a clear effect of DR and a cost of reproduction for both sexes. Female flies lived significantly longer than male flies at all food levels, indicating minimal interactions between diet and sex in determining longevity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Female resistance to male harm evolves in response to manipulation of sexual conflict
    Stuart Wigby
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1028-37. 2004
    ..Differences between males in female harming ability were not detected. This suggests that the response in females was to differences between selection treatments in mating frequency, and not to differences in male harmfulness...
  21. ncbi request reprint Low cost of reproduction in female stalk-eyed flies, Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni
    Piedad Reguera
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, NW1 2HE, London, UK
    J Insect Physiol 50:103-8. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that costs of reproduction resulting from exposure to males are low in species that mate promiscuously at high rates...
  22. ncbi request reprint Identification of genes expressed in the accessory glands of male Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Ceratitis capitata)
    Susan J Davies
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:846-56. 2006
    ..The results highlight the extraordinary diversity of male reproductive genes...
  23. ncbi request reprint The costs and benefits of high early mating rates in male stalk-eyed flies, Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni
    Andrew Pomiankowski
    Department of Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Insect Physiol 51:1165-71. 2005
    ..As higher mating rates are associated with larger accessory gland size, we hypothesize that the extra production of accessory gland products in high early mating males is responsible for much of the cost of reduced longevity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sperm competition
    Stuart Wigby
    Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 14:R100-2. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint Mating and immunity in invertebrates
    Mara K N Lawniczak
    Department of Biology, Darwin Building, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:48-55. 2007
    ..We find little evidence for a consensus regarding which theories best account for the accumulating empirical data. However, we suggest that progress can quickly be made by exploiting the intrinsic strengths of invertebrate model systems...
  26. ncbi request reprint The effect of mating on immunity can be masked by experimental piercing in female Drosophila melanogaster
    Stuart Wigby
    Department of Biology, UCL, Darwin Building, London, UK
    J Insect Physiol 54:414-20. 2008
    ..Thus, assays that involve piercing, which are commonly used in immunity studies, can mask more subtle and biologically relevant changes in immunity, such as those induced by mating...
  27. pmc No extension of lifespan by ablation of germ line in Drosophila
    Andrew I Barnes
    Department of Biology, University College London Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:939-47. 2006
    ..In addition, we suggest that the specific roles and putative patterns of molecular signalling in the germ line and somatic tissues are not conserved between flies and worms...
  28. pmc Influence of female reproductive anatomy on the outcome of sperm competition in Drosophila melanogaster
    J Bangham
    Department of Biology, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:523-30. 2003
    ..The results indicate that temporal patterns of sperm use as well as P(2) should be taken into account when measuring the outcome of sperm competition...
  29. ncbi request reprint No evidence that experimental manipulation of sexual conflict drives premating reproductive isolation in Drosophila melanogaster
    S Wigby
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, London, UK
    J Evol Biol 19:1033-9. 2006
    ..melanogaster, sexual conflict drives population divergence via changes in female willingness to mate. The results were unlikely to be explained by differential inbreeding or by a lack of response to sexual conflict...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the effect of dietary restriction on life span and mortality rates in female and male Drosophila melanogaster
    Tapiwanashe Magwere
    Department of Biology, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:3-9. 2004
    ....
  31. pmc Effects of male sterility on female remating in the mediterranean fruitfly, Ceratitis capitata
    Ken Kraaijeveld
    Department of Biology, Unriversity College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S209-11. 2004
    ..We modelled the likelihood of fertile matings and show that the low mating success of sterile males represents a significant problem for medfly sterile insect technique (SIT) programmes...
  32. ncbi request reprint No detectable genetic correlation between male and female mating frequency in the stalk-eyed fly Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni
    C A Grant
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:444-8. 2005
    ..Our study suggests that the genes which influence remating may not be the same in the sexes, and that females remate frequently in this species to gain as yet unidentified benefits...
  33. ncbi request reprint Direct and correlated responses to artificial selection on male mating frequency in the stalk-eyed fly Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni
    D W Rogers
    Department of Biology, University College London, London, UK
    J Evol Biol 18:642-50. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that costs associated with the production and maintenance of large accessory glands, although yet to be identified, are likely to be a major constraint on mating frequency in natural populations of C. dalmanni...
  34. doi request reprint Evolutionary biology: sterile saviours
    Tracey Chapman
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R261-3. 2008
    ..New experiments on Drosophila pseudoobscura reveal that sterile sperm may promote the survival of fertilising sperm inside the spermicidal female reproductive tract...
  35. pmc Targeted gene deletion and phenotypic analysis of the Drosophila melanogaster seminal fluid protease inhibitor Acp62F
    Jacob L Mueller
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
    Genetics 178:1605-14. 2008
    ..In addition, the processing of at least one seminal protein, the ovulation hormone ovulin, is slower in the absence of Acp62F...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary conflicts of interest between males and females
    Tracey Chapman
    School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R744-54. 2006
    ..Understanding why some traits, but not others, are subject to evolutionary change by SAC will require data on the mechanisms of the traits involved and on the relative benefits and costs of manipulation and resistance to manipulation...