Sperm competition does not influence sperm hook morphology in selection lines of house mice.

@article{Firman2011SpermCD,
  title={Sperm competition does not influence sperm hook morphology in selection lines of house mice.},
  author={Ren{\'e}e C Firman and L Y Cheam and Leigh W Simmons},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={856-62}
}
Sperm show a remarkable degree of variation in size, shape and complexity. Murine rodents exhibit a sperm head morphology that differs greatly from the ovoid shape that is characteristic of most mammals. These rodents have sperm that bear one or more apical hooks, the function of which is currently surrounded by much controversy. It has been suggested that the hook serves to facilitate the formation of sperm groups, which in some species exhibit relatively faster velocities than single cells… CONTINUE READING

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