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| C. elegans
|spe-45(as38) IV; him-5(e1490) V.
|Him. Temperature-sensitive sterile. Small brood size even at permissive temperatures; pick fertile animals and maintain at 15C. Worms lacking spe-45 function produce morphologically normal and motile sperm that cannot fuse with oocytes despite direct contact in the reproductive tract. spe-45 hermaphrodites and males are subfertile at 16C and sterile at 25C. Reference: Singaravelu G, et al. Current Biology 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.055