Primates’ fertilization systems and the evolution of the human brain

@article{Battistini2008PrimatesFS,
  title={Primates’ fertilization systems and the evolution of the human brain},
  author={Alberto Battistini and Ugo Pagano},
  journal={Journal of Bioeconomics},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={1-21}
}
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