Located at the Entomology & Nematology Department, University of Florida
2021 News from our Laboratory:
June 2021: We previous found that males that autotomized (dropped) a hind limb weapon during development have enhanced fertilization success. What, you ask, is the mechanism for the boost in fertility? We partnered with the laboratory of Trish Moore at UGA and discovered that males with autotomy have greater spermatogenesis -- they make more sperm.