Sexual selection and the evolution of sperm quality.

@article{Fitzpatrick2014SexualSA,
  title={Sexual selection and the evolution of sperm quality.},
  author={John L Fitzpatrick and Stefan L{\"u}pold},
  journal={Molecular human reproduction},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={1180-9}
}
Sperm experience intense and varied selection that dramatically impacts the evolution of sperm quality. Selection acts to ensure that sperm are fertilization-competent and able to overcome the many challenges experienced on their way towards eggs. However, simply being able to fertilize an egg is not enough to ensure male fertility in most species. Owing to the prevalence of female multiple mating throughout the animal kingdom, successful fertilization requires sperm to outcompete rival sperm… CONTINUE READING
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