Sophisticated sperm allocation in male fowl

@article{Pizzari2003SophisticatedSA,
  title={Sophisticated sperm allocation in male fowl},
  author={T. Pizzari and C. K. Cornwallis and Hanne L{\o}vlie and S. Jakobsson and T. Birkhead},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={426},
  pages={70-74}
}
  • T. Pizzari, C. K. Cornwallis, +2 authors T. Birkhead
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • When a female is sexually promiscuous, the ejaculates of different males compete for the fertilization of her eggs; the more sperm a male inseminates into a female, the more likely he is to fertilize her eggs. Because sperm production is limited and costly, theory predicts that males will strategically allocate sperm (1) according to female promiscuity, (2) saving some for copulations with new females, and (3) to females producing more and/or better offspring. Whether males allocate sperm in… CONTINUE READING
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