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Contact: Catherine Zandonella
Princeton University

Female Worms Experience Shrinkage and Death after Mating

Caption: Over the course of seven days, females who have mated (bottom panel) shrivel up and die, whereas females who have not mated (top panel) remain healthy.

Credit: Image courtesy of Shi Cheng, Princeton University

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