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Correction to: A trade-off between thickness and length in the zebra finch sperm mid-piece

Mendonca, Tania; Birkhead, Tim R.; Cadby, Ashley J.; Forstmeier, Wolfgang; Hemmings, Nicola

Authors

Tim R. Birkhead

Ashley J. Cadby

Wolfgang Forstmeier

Nicola Hemmings



Abstract

The original article contains a typographical mistake in the formula notation for the volume of the sperm mitochondrial helix. In the discussion (paragraph 6), we refer to the formula as 'ν = (1/3)π(r2)T'; however, the formula used in our calculations was 'ν = π(r2)T', where π(r2) is the mitochondrial cross-section area and T is the straightened helix length. The latter formula can be expanded to 'ν = (1/3)π(r12 + r1 r2 + r22)T' to describe a truncated cone, where r1 and r2 are the radii at either end of the truncated cone. We refer to this formula in our electronic supplementary material where we show that the trade-off between thickness and length persists irrespective of the degree of taper in the mitochondrial helix. This error does not impact any of the data, analyses, results or conclusions of our paper.

Citation

Mendonca, T., Birkhead, T. R., Cadby, A. J., Forstmeier, W., & Hemmings, N. (2021). Correction to: A trade-off between thickness and length in the zebra finch sperm mid-piece. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1958), Article 20211695. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1695

Acceptance Date Aug 13, 2021
Online Publication Date Sep 8, 2021
Publication Date Sep 8, 2021
Deposit Date May 3, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 9, 2023
Journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Print ISSN 0962-8452
Electronic ISSN 1471-2954
Publisher The Royal Society
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 288
Issue 1958
Article Number 20211695
DOI https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1695
Keywords General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; General Environmental Science; General Immunology and Microbiology; General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; General Medicine
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/13465771
Publisher URL https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2021.1695

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