The seminal coagulum favours passage of fast-moving sperm into the uterus in the black-handed spider monkey.

  title={The seminal coagulum favours passage of fast-moving sperm into the uterus in the black-handed spider monkey.},
  author={L. Hern{\'a}ndez-L{\'o}pez and A. L. Cerda-Molina and D. L. P{\'a}ez-Ponce and R. Mondrag{\'o}n-Ceballos},
  volume={136 4},
  • L. Hernández-López, A. L. Cerda-Molina, +1 author R. Mondragón-Ceballos
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Reproduction
  • In addition to gametes, mammalian internal fertilisation has required the evolution of assorted anatomical, physiological and biochemical devices to deal with intra- and inter-sexual conflict such as sperm competition and female cryptic choice respectively. The seminal coagulum of primates and other mammals is viewed as one of such devices. Among primates, the seminal coagulum characteristically occurs in multi-male and multi-female species, leading us to suppose that it intervenes in sperm… CONTINUE READING
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