Sperm predence in a hermaphroditic nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans) is due to competitive superiority of male sperm

@article{Lamunyon1995SpermPI,
  title={Sperm predence in a hermaphroditic nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans) is due to competitive superiority of male sperm},
  author={Craig W Lamunyon and Steven Ward},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={1995},
  volume={51},
  pages={817-823}
}
When male and hermaphroditeCaenorhabditis elegans mate, the male's sperm outcompete the hermaphrodite's own sperm and fertilize a majority of the offspring. Here, we investigate the mechanism of male sperm precedence. We rule out the possibility that male sperm are stronger and more competitive because they are activated later than hermaphrodite sperm. We also find that a previously known gender difference in sperm activation does not influence sperm competition. Male sperm, rinsed free of… CONTINUE READING

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