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Fine-scale genital morphology affects male ejaculation success: an experimental test

Chung, Meng-Han; Fox, Rebecca; Jennions, MIchael D

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The evolution of male genital traits is usually ascribed to advantages that arise when there is sperm competition, cryptic female choice or sexual conflict. However, when male–female contact is brief and sperm production is costly, genital structures that ensure the appropriate timing of sperm release should also be under intense selection. Few studies have examined the role of individual structures in triggering ejaculation. We therefore conducted a series of anatomical manipulations of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227210
Source: Biology Letters
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0251

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