Wise, winsome, or weird? Mechanisms of sperm storage in female animals.

  title={Wise, winsome, or weird? Mechanisms of sperm storage in female animals.},
  author={Deborah Neubaum and Mariana F Wolfner},
  journal={Current topics in developmental biology},
Female sperm storage is an integral part of the reproductive pattern of many species. In the female, sperm become sequestered in specialized storage organs or reservoirs, where they may remain for several days, weeks, months, or years before being used to fertilize eggs. Several different but interrelated mechanisms are used by animals to target the sperm to the portion of the female genital tract adapted for sperm storage. Both males and females influence this process. This review describes… CONTINUE READING
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