Tom Pizzari

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Sperm mobility: mechanisms of fertilizing efficiency, genetic variation and phenotypic relationship with male status in the domestic fowl, Gallus gallus domesticus
    David P Froman
    Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:607-12. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Sexual selection: sperm in the fast lane
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R292-4. 2009
  3. pmc The sociobiology of sex: inclusive fitness consequences of inter-sexual interactions
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:2314-23. 2012
  4. pmc Sperm competition dynamics: ejaculate fertilising efficiency changes differentially with time
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 8:332. 2008
  5. pmc Sperm sociality: cooperation, altruism, and spite
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute in Department of Zoology of University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 6:e130. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of pre- and post-meiotic sperm senescence
    Tom Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:131-40. 2008
  7. pmc Social competitiveness associated with rapid fluctuations in sperm quality in male fowl
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:853-60. 2007
  8. pmc Of mice and sperm
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:14983-4. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Evolution: the paradox of sperm leviathans
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Department of Zoology, Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R462-4. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Post-insemination sexual selection in birds
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX 1 3PS, UK
    Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl 65:137-54. 2007

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Sperm mobility: mechanisms of fertilizing efficiency, genetic variation and phenotypic relationship with male status in the domestic fowl, Gallus gallus domesticus
    David P Froman
    Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:607-12. 2002
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Sexual selection: sperm in the fast lane
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Curr Biol 19:R292-4. 2009
    ..Sperm competition has led to spectacular adaptations in males and their ejaculates. A recent study of Tanganykan cichlids provides compelling evidence that sperm competition can drive the evolution of faster, longer sperm...
  3. pmc The sociobiology of sex: inclusive fitness consequences of inter-sexual interactions
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:2314-23. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Sperm competition dynamics: ejaculate fertilising efficiency changes differentially with time
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 8:332. 2008
    ..The differential rate at which rival ejaculates lose their fertilising efficiency over time is therefore expected to influence the outcome of sperm competition...
  5. pmc Sperm sociality: cooperation, altruism, and spite
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute in Department of Zoology of University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 6:e130. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of pre- and post-meiotic sperm senescence
    Tom Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:131-40. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Social competitiveness associated with rapid fluctuations in sperm quality in male fowl
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:853-60. 2007
    ..These rapid within-male fluctuations may help explain the recent findings of trade-offs between male social and gametic competitive abilities and may help maintain phenotypic variability in these traits...
  8. pmc Of mice and sperm
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:14983-4. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Evolution: the paradox of sperm leviathans
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Department of Zoology, Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R462-4. 2006
    ..Paradoxically, in the fruitfly Drosophila bifurca sperm competition is rife but males produce few, giant sperm--the largest known. A recent study reconciles the evolution of giant sperm with theory...
  10. ncbi request reprint Post-insemination sexual selection in birds
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX 1 3PS, UK
    Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl 65:137-54. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Cryptic preference for MHC-dissimilar females in male red junglefowl, Gallus gallus
    Mark A F Gillingham
    Department of Zoology, Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1083-92. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint The genetic architecture of a female sexual ornament
    Dominic Wright
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Evolution 62:86-98. 2008
    ..Together, these results shed light onto the physiological and genetic architecture of a female ornament...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evolution. Aging and sexual conflict
    Rebecca Dean
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Science 316:383-4. 2007
  14. doi request reprint Male reproductive senescence causes potential for sexual conflict over mating
    Rebecca Dean
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Curr Biol 20:1192-6. 2010
    ..Thus, male senescence causes potential for sexual conflict over mating, and the intensity of this conflict is modulated socially, by the probability of old males dominating reproductive opportunities...
  15. ncbi request reprint Quantitative genetic models of sexual conflict based on interacting phenotypes
    Allen J Moore
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 165:S88-97. 2005
    ..Most importantly, our approach highlights areas where additional empirical data can help clarify the role of sexual conflict in the evolutionary process...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sophisticated sperm allocation in male fowl
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara PO Box 234, SE 532 23, Sweden
    Nature 426:70-4. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that female promiscuity leads to the evolution of sophisticated male sexual behaviour...
  17. pmc A novel test of the phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis reveals independent components of fertility
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Section of Ethology, Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, PO Box 234, SE 532 31, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:51-8. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Debating sexual selection and mating strategies
    C M Lessells
    Science 312:689-97; author reply 689-97. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Male mounting alone reduces female promiscuity in the fowl
    Hanne Løvlie
    Department of Zoology, University of Stockholm, SE 106 91, Sweden
    Curr Biol 15:1222-7. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Evolution: sperm ejection near and far
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Evolution and Ecology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Curr Biol 14:R511-3. 2004
    ..Recent evidence indicates that this happens because females eject previously stored semen after a new copulation, revealing female bias in sperm use and the resulting battle of the sexes over fertilisation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Chicken genomics: feather-pecking and victim pigmentation
    Linda Keeling
    Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, PO Box 234, 53223 Skara, Sweden
    Nature 431:645-6. 2004
    ....
  22. pmc Sex-specific, counteracting responses to inbreeding in a bird
    Tommaso Pizzari
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2115-21. 2004
    ..Second, females retained fewer sperm following insemination by brothers, thus reducing the risk of inbreeding and counteracting male inbreeding strategies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Debating sexual selection and mating strategies
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Science 312:689-97; author reply 689-97. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Perspective: sexual conflict and sexual selection: chasing away paradigm shifts
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skarar PO Box 234, SE 532 31, Sweden
    Evolution 57:1223-36. 2003
    ....
  25. 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
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Sex in the morning or in the evening? Females adjust daily mating patterns to the intensity of sexual harassment
    Hanne Løvlie
    Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am Nat 170:E1-13. 2007
    ..Together, these results indicate that intersexual conflict may occur not only over mating rates but also over when in the day to copulate...