R R Snook

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sexual selection and the evolution of secondary sexual traits: sex comb evolution in Drosophila
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Evol Biol 26:912-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The biology and evolution of polyspermy: insights from cellular and functional studies of sperm and centrosomal behavior in the fertilized egg
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Reproduction 142:779-92. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The quantitative genetics and coevolution of male and female reproductive traits
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 64:1926-34. 2010
  4. doi request reprint A test and review of the role of effective population size on experimental sexual selection patterns
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Western Bank, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:1923-33. 2009
  5. pmc Efficiency of gamete usage in nature: sperm storage, fertilization and polyspermy
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:467-73. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Experimental manipulation of sexual selection and the evolution of courtship song in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    R R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Behav Genet 35:245-55. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Sperm death and dumping in Drosophila
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 428:939-41. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint What use is an infertile sperm? A comparative study of sperm-heteromorphic Drosophila
    Luke Holman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 62:374-85. 2008
  9. doi request reprint A sterile sperm caste protects brother fertile sperm from female-mediated death in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    Luke Holman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 18:292-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Experimental manipulation of sexual selection promotes greater male mating capacity but does not alter sperm investment
    Helen S Crudgington
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Western Bank, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:926-38. 2009

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Sexual selection and the evolution of secondary sexual traits: sex comb evolution in Drosophila
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Evol Biol 26:912-8. 2013
    ..We discuss how these are important, but relatively ignored, alternatives in understanding the evolution of rapidly evolving sexually dimorphic traits...
  2. doi request reprint The biology and evolution of polyspermy: insights from cellular and functional studies of sperm and centrosomal behavior in the fertilized egg
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Reproduction 142:779-92. 2011
    ..The consequent discoveries of these studies may lead to informative insights into cancer and aging along with other centrosome-related diseases and syndromes...
  3. doi request reprint The quantitative genetics and coevolution of male and female reproductive traits
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 64:1926-34. 2010
    ..These patterns show why responses to experimental evolution are hard to predict, and why research on genetic variation underlying interacting reproductive traits is needed...
  4. doi request reprint A test and review of the role of effective population size on experimental sexual selection patterns
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Western Bank, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:1923-33. 2009
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  5. pmc Efficiency of gamete usage in nature: sperm storage, fertilization and polyspermy
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:467-73. 2002
    ..Furthermore, in this sperm-heteromorphic species, our observations show definitively that in nature, as well as in the laboratory, only the long sperm morph participates in fertilization...
  6. ncbi request reprint Experimental manipulation of sexual selection and the evolution of courtship song in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    R R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Behav Genet 35:245-55. 2005
    ..We also found that courtship song elements were not equally variable between replicate lines...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sperm death and dumping in Drosophila
    Rhonda R Snook
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 428:939-41. 2004
    ..Instead, males may cause stored sperm to be dumped or females may differentially eject sperm from the previous mating...
  8. ncbi request reprint What use is an infertile sperm? A comparative study of sperm-heteromorphic Drosophila
    Luke Holman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 62:374-85. 2008
    ..We discuss the significance of our results to the evolution of reproductive traits and the elusive function of Drosophila parasperm...
  9. doi request reprint A sterile sperm caste protects brother fertile sperm from female-mediated death in Drosophila pseudoobscura
    Luke Holman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 18:292-6. 2008
    ..We suggest that spermicide and male countermeasures against it are more common than is appreciated currently and discuss how spermicide could drive the evolution of several key male traits, including sperm size and number...
  10. doi request reprint Experimental manipulation of sexual selection promotes greater male mating capacity but does not alter sperm investment
    Helen S Crudgington
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Western Bank, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:926-38. 2009
    ..We briefly review the data from experimental sexual selection studies and find that testis mass may not be a frequent target of postcopulatory sexual selection and, even when it is, the resulting changes do not always improve fitness...
  11. ncbi request reprint Experimental removal and elevation of sexual selection: does sexual selection generate manipulative males and resistant females?
    Helen S Crudgington
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 165:S72-87. 2005
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  12. doi request reprint Increased opportunity for sexual conflict promotes harmful males with elevated courtship frequencies
    H S Crudgington
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Evol Biol 23:440-6. 2010
    ..Variation in male courtship frequency and progeny production patterns among treatments reinforces the critical importance of mating system variation for sexual conflict, during both pre- and post-copulatory interactions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexual conflict does not drive reproductive isolation in experimental populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura
    L D Bacigalupe
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:1763-71. 2007
    ..Our results cannot be explained by lack of genetic variation or weak selection and suggest that sexual conflict may not be a widespread engine of speciation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Spermicide, cryptic female choice and the evolution of sperm form and function
    L Holman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Evol Biol 19:1660-70. 2006
    ..We critically evaluate both hypotheses, suggest ways in which they could be tested, and propose taxa in which they could be important...
  15. doi request reprint Sexual selection and interacting phenotypes in experimental evolution: a study of Drosophila pseudoobscura mating behavior
    Leonardo D Bacigalupe
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Evolution 62:1804-12. 2008
    ..Changes as a consequence of genetic drift were excluded. Our results show that although variable potential strengths of sexual interactions influence the evolution of interacting phenotypes, the influence may be nonlinear...
  16. doi request reprint Sex ratio distorter reduces sperm competitive ability in an insect
    Tom A R Price
    School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, UK
    Evolution 62:1644-52. 2008
    ..Given the generally poor performance of SGE-carrying males in sperm competition, this may generate strong selective pressure favoring polyandry in many species...
  17. 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
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  18. ncbi request reprint Debating sexual selection and mating strategies
    Tommaso Pizzari
    Science 312:689-97; author reply 689-97. 2006