Quantitative genetic correlation between trait and preference supports a sexually selected sperm process.

@article{Simmons2007QuantitativeGC,
  title={Quantitative genetic correlation between trait and preference supports a sexually selected sperm process.},
  author={Leigh W Simmons and Janne S. Kotiaho},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 42},
  pages={
          16604-8
        }
}
Sperm show patterns of rapid and divergent evolution that are characteristic of sexual selection. Sperm competition has been proposed as an important selective agent in the evolution of sperm morphology. However, several comparative analyses have revealed evolutionary associations between sperm length and female reproductive tract morphology that suggest patterns of male-female coevolution. In the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus, males with short sperm have a fertilization advantage that depends… CONTINUE READING

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