Pitnick Laboratory

June 28, 2010 - 10:17pm
Using glow-in-the-dark sperm, Syracuse University researchers discover the combative nature among sperm cells.

Research at Syracuse University has shed light — literally — on the battle among sperm cells from the time of insemination to fertilization.

In an article published in April's Science magazine, an international weekly science journal, SU biology professors John Belote and Scott Pitnick and research associate Mollie Manier show that war is constantly brewing among sperm cells by using glow-in-the-dark sperm inseminated in female fruit flies.