Sperm form and function in the absence of sperm competition

@article{vanderHorst2014SpermFA,
  title={Sperm form and function in the absence of sperm competition},
  author={Gerhard van der Horst and Liana Maree},
  journal={Molecular Reproduction and Development},
  year={2014},
  volume={81}
}
Sperm competition is a post‐copulatory, sexual selection force that, together with phylogeny and fertilization mode, has been regarded as one of the main factors explaining the diversity in sperm size across species. This universal sperm selection mechanism favors traits that enhance a male's fertilizing ability and paternity success. Surprisingly, however, sperm characteristics and semen quality in monogamous species, with low risk of sperm competition, have barely received any attention. In… Expand
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