How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation

@article{Lpold2016HowSS,
  title={How sexual selection can drive the evolution of costly sperm ornamentation},
  author={Stefan L{\"u}pold and Mollie K. Manier and Nalini Puniamoorthy and Christopher Schoff and William T. Starmer and Shannon H. Buckley Luepold and John M. Belote and Scott Pitnick},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={533},
  pages={535-538}
}
Post-copulatory sexual selection (PSS), fuelled by female promiscuity, is credited with the rapid evolution of sperm quality traits across diverse taxa. [] Key Method We also combine quantitative genetic analyses of interacting sex-specific traits in D. melanogaster with comparative analyses of the condition dependence of male and female reproductive potential across species with varying ornament size to reveal complex dynamics that may underlie sperm-length evolution. Our results suggest that producing few…

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