Ejaculate Cost and Male Choice

@article{Dewsbury1982EjaculateCA,
  title={Ejaculate Cost and Male Choice},
  author={D. Dewsbury},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1982},
  volume={119},
  pages={601 - 610}
}
  • D. Dewsbury
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
According to much evolutionary thinking, males of promiscuous species are able to produce quantities of sperm that are virtually unlimited and should be selected to mate indiscriminately with all available females. However, sperm are generally delivered in batches (ejaculates or spermatophores) that may include many millions of gametes. Males are limited with respect to the number of ejaculates they can deliver and the time required to restore depleted reserves. Because ejaculates are a limited… Expand
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