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New Study by Syracuse University Scientists Uncovers a Reproduction Conundrum

August 1, 2012

image of a sperm tract When it comes to sperm meeting eggs in sexual reproduction, conventional wisdom holds that the fastest swimming sperm are most likely to succeed in their quest to fertilize eggs. That wisdom was turned upside down in a new study of sperm competition in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), which found that slower and/or longer sperm outcompete their faster rivals. Full Story

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