A recent paper in BMC Developmental Biology reports that a mitochondrial iron importer is required for Drosophila male fertility and normal mitochondrial shaping in spermatids. This suggests that mitochondrial morphogenesis during insect spermatogenesis may be a useful new context in which to study iron metabolism. © 2010 Hales; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Hales, K. G. (2010, June 21). Iron testes: Sperm mitochondria as a context for dissecting iron metabolism. BMC Biology. https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-8-79