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Research Article

Post-Meiotic Intra-Testicular Sperm Senescence in a Wild Vertebrate

  • Attila Hettyey mail,

    hettyey.attila@agrar.mta.hu

    Affiliations: Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Group, Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Balázs Vági,

    Affiliations: Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Group, Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Behavioural Ecology Group, Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Dustin J. Penn,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

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  • Herbert Hoi,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

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  • Richard H. Wagner

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

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  • Published: December 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050820

About the Authors

Attila Hettyey, Dustin J. Penn, Herbert Hoi, Richard H. Wagner
Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Attila Hettyey, Balázs Vági
Lendület Evolutionary Ecology Group, Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Balázs Vági
Behavioural Ecology Group, Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Corresponding Author

Email: hettyey.attila@agrar.mta.hu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH RHW. Performed the experiments: BV. Analyzed the data: AH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AH DJP HH. Wrote the paper: AH BV DJP HH RHW. Revised manuscript: AH DP RHW.