Sperm evolution across reproductive and fertilization modes

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Sperm evolution across reproductive and fertilization modes

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Spermatozoa are the most diverse cell type, a fact that has intrigued evolutionary biologists for centuries. So far, only studies within animal groups that vary mostly in minor (size), not major (shape) sperm design have been conducted. Consequently, this key question remains unanswered. Water bears (Tardigrada) are tiny eight-legged animals, best known for surviving extreme conditions (even outer Space!). But their spermatozoa are equally strange – tufted tails, hinged heads, no mitochondria… all the diversity needed to finally tackle the issue within a single group. This project will also brings tardigrade research into Finland, providing a source of new and charismatic creatures to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Näytä enemmän

Aloitusvuosi

2021

Päättymisvuosi

2023

Myönnetty rahoitus

Sara Calhim Orcid -palvelun logo
197 784 €

Rahoittaja

Suomen Akatemia

Rahoitusmuoto

Akatemiatutkijan tutkimuskulut

Haku

Akatemiatutkijan tutkimuskulujen jatkorahoitus, kutsuhaku 2020

Muut tiedot

Rahoituspäätöksen numero

335759

Tieteenalat

Ekologia, evoluutiobiologia

Tutkimusalat

Ekologia, evoluutiobiologia ja ekofysiologia