Chemical control of sperm success by female mussels

A fascinating study, published in Evolution Letters, has provided new insight into the subtle ways that females can influence paternity. The work was carried out on a species of mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), which releases its eggs and sperm into the ocean, resulting in sperm from lots of different males competing for fertilisation. The research found … Continue reading Chemical control of sperm success by female mussels

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