The Evolution of Sperm Size in Birds.

Abstract

Sperm size varies enormously among species, but the reasons for this variation remain obscure. Since it has been suggested that swimming velocity increases with sperm length, earlier studies proposed longer (and therefore faster) sperm are advantageous under conditions of intense sperm competition. Nonetheless, previous work has been equivocal, perhaps… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.1997.tb03674.x

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@article{Briskie1997TheEO, title={The Evolution of Sperm Size in Birds.}, author={James V. Briskie and Robert Montgomerie and Timothy R. Birkhead}, journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution}, year={1997}, volume={51 3}, pages={937-945} }