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Sperm Competition in Humans : Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Todd K Shackelford; Nicholas Pound
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., 2006.
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Presents various ways in which sperm compete to fertilize eggs and how this has prompted reinterpretations of breeding behavior from a biological perspective. This work provides a theoretical framework for the study of sperm competition and also discusses the roles of females and the relationships between paternal care in sperm competition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shackelford, Todd K.
Sperm Competition in Humans.
Boston, MA : Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., 2006
(DLC) 2005931436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd K Shackelford; Nicholas Pound
ISBN: 9780387280394 0387280391 1280634308 9781280634307
OCLC Number: 401431555
Description: 1 online resource (v.: digital)
Contents: and overview.- Sperm competition in humans.- Why are there so many tiny sperm? sperm competition and the maintenance of two sexes (1982).- Sperm competition, male prudence, and sperm-limited females (2002).- Classic readings in human sperm competition.- Human sperm competition (1984).- "Kamikaze" sperm in mammals? (1988).- Deformed sperm are probably not adaptive (1989).- Elaboration of the kamikaze sperm hypothesis: a reply to harcourt (1989).- Number of sperm in human ejaculates varies in accordance with sperm competition theory (1989).- Do females promote sperm competition? data for humans (1990).- Human sperm competition: ejaculate adjustment by males and the function of masturbation (1993).- Human sperm competition: ejaculate manipulation by females and a function for the female orgasm (1993).- Contemporary readings in human sperm competition.- No evidence for killer sperm or other selective interactions between human spermatozoa in ejaculates of different males in vitro (1999).- Psychological adaptation to human sperm competition (2002).- Semen displacement as a sperm competition strategy in humans (2004).- Human female orgasm and mate fluctuating asymmetry (1995).
Responsibility: edited by Todd K. Shackelford, Nicholas Pound.

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In species with internal fertilization, sperm competition occurs when the sperm of two or more males simultaneously occupy the reproductive tract of a female and compete to fertilize an egg (Parker,  Read more...

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