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Sperm competition and ejaculate economics.

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Sperm competition was identified in 1970 as a pervasive selective force in post-copulatory sexual selection that occurs when the ejaculates of different males compete to fertilise a given set of ova. Since then, sperm competition has been much studied both empirically and theoretically. Because sperm competition often favours large ejaculates, an important challenge has been to understand the evolution of strategies through which males invest in sperm production and economise sperm allocation...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Journal:
Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society More from this journal
Volume:
85
Issue:
4
Pages:
897-934
Publication date:
2010-11-01
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EISSN:
1469-185X
ISSN:
1464-7931
Language:
English
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pubs:209452
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209452
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2013-11-16

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