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The evolutionary ecology of pre- and post-meiotic sperm senescence.

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Male reproductive success is an extremely variable fitness component. Understanding the maintenance of this variation is a key challenge in evolutionary biology. An often neglected source of variation in male reproductive success is determined by age-dependent patterns of decline in sperm fitness. Two pathways mediate sperm senescence: pre-meiotic senescence of somatic and germ cells of the ageing male, and post-meiotic ageing of the spermatozoon. Recently, theoretical and empirical studies h...

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10.1016/j.tree.2007.12.003

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Trends in ecology and evolution More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
131-140
Publication date:
2008-03-01
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1872-8383
ISSN:
0169-5347
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English
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209797
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2013-11-16

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