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Sophisticated sperm allocation in male fowl.

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When a female is sexually promiscuous, the ejaculates of different males compete for the fertilization of her eggs; the more sperm a male inseminates into a female, the more likely he is to fertilize her eggs. Because sperm production is limited and costly, theory predicts that males will strategically allocate sperm (1) according to female promiscuity, (2) saving some for copulations with new females, and (3) to females producing more and/or better offspring. Whether males allocate sperm in ...

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10.1038/nature02004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
426
Issue:
6962
Pages:
70-74
Publication date:
2003-11-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
209326
Language:
English
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uuid:0a1329c6-de19-4ff5-acfc-b753ef797bff
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2013-11-16

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