Iron testes: sperm mitochondria as a context for dissecting iron metabolism
Department of Biology, Davidson College, Box 7118, Davidson, NC 28035, USA
BMC Biology 2010, 8:79 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-79Published: 21 June 2010
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.