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Sperm competition or lack of sperm competition – #BHHMembersInitiatives

What is sperm competition? It is the competitive process between spermatozoa of two or more different males to fertilize the same egg(s) during sexual reproduction. This form of competitive reproduction is by far the most common one in the animal Kingdom. What about the lack of sperm competition? The most extreme form of the absence of sperm competition represents a female that will only mate with one male for a lifetime.

BHH member Microptic has published their latest blog, in which they discuss multiple examples of these extremes as well as other reproductive strategies. The main question to be addressed is what are the evolutionary consequences of sperm competition in terms of sperm form and function.

Check out their full length article here!