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Pavlovian conditioning alters reproductive fitness in sperm competition and sperm allocation paradigms

  title={Pavlovian conditioning alters reproductive fitness in sperm competition and sperm allocation paradigms},
  author={Rachel Nicolle Matthews},
Michael Domjan lab for their help over the years. Sperm competition results when sperm from rival males compete to fertilize the ovum of a single female. Typically, paternity rates are proportional to the amount of sperm available during fertilization windows. Two males mating in immediate succession with the same female, transferring similar quantities of sperm, will each sire about 50% of the offspring. The greater the delay, the greater the percentage of offspring sired by the second male… 

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