The seminal symphony: how to compose an ejaculate.

  title={The seminal symphony: how to compose an ejaculate.},
  author={Jennifer C Perry and Laura K. Sirot and Stuart Wigby},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={28 7},
Ejaculates are fundamental to fitness in sexually reproducing animals: males gain all their direct fitness via the ejaculate and females require ejaculates to reproduce. Both sperm and non-sperm components of the ejaculate (including parasperm, seminal proteins, water, and macromolecules) play vital roles in postcopulatory sexual selection and conflict, processes that can potentially drive rapid evolutionary change and reproductive isolation. Here, we assess the increasing evidence that… CONTINUE READING
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