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Newly Discovered Proteins in Seminal Fluid May Affect Odds of Producing Offspring

July 28, 2008

biology graphic More than 80 new proteins, thought to play a role in reproductive success, have been discovered in the seminal fluid of fruit flies. Full Story

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