Complexity of seminal fluid: a review

  title={Complexity of seminal fluid: a review},
  author={Aldo Poiani},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
The seminal fluid is a complex medium containing a great variety of molecules, mainly produced by sex accessory glands, and also cells other than spermatozoa (e.g. leucocytes). In this paper, I review current knowledge on composition of seminal fluid in both vertebrates (mainly mammals) and invertebrates (mainly insects) with internal fertilisation, in the light of possible benefits of seminal fluid components to males (e.g. sperm capacitation, sperm competition and fertilisation), possible… CONTINUE READING
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