Sperm design and sperm function.

  title={Sperm design and sperm function.},
  author={Aurelio F Malo and Montserrat Gomendio and J. Juli{\'a}n Garde and Barbara Lang-Lenton and Ana Josefa Soler and Eduardo R. S. Roldan},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={2 2},
Spermatozoa vary enormously in their form and dimensions, both between and within species, yet how this variation translates into fertilizing efficiency is not known. Sperm swimming velocity is a key determinant of male fertilization success, but previous efforts to identity which sperm phenotypic traits are associated with swimming velocity have been unsuccessful. Here, we examine the relationship between the size of several sperm components and sperm swimming velocity in natural populations… CONTINUE READING
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