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In this study, we used the common garden snail to identify the allohormone that is responsible for this physiological change in the female system of this simultaneous hermaphrodite.

Combined with our finding that the protein amino acid sequence resembles previously described molluscan buccalin precursors, this indicates that LDA is partially conserved in helicid snails and less in other molluscan species.

Acting as a hypodermic needle, the dart transfers an allohormone that increases paternity success.

Its precise physiological mechanism of action within the recipient snail is to close off the entrance to the sperm digestion organ via a contraction of the copulatory canal, thereby delaying the digestion of most donated sperm.

Both cell lineage-based and cell-signaling mechanisms of cell fate specification will be discussed.