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Title Sperm competition in humans : classic and contemporary readings / Todd K. Shackelford, Nicholas Pound, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents Sperm competition in humans / Nicholas Pound, Todd K. Shackelford, Aaron T. Goetz -- Why are there so many tiny sperm? Sperm competition and the maintenance of two sexes (1982) / Geoffrey A. Parker -- Sperm competition, male prudence, and sperm-limited females (2002) / Nina Wedell, Matthew J.G. Gage & Geoffrey A. Parker -- Human sperm competition (1984) / Robert L. Smith -- "Kamikaze" sperm in mammals? (1988) / R. Robin Baker & Mark A. Bellis -- Deformed sperm are probably not adaptive (1989) / Alexander H. Harcourt -- Elaboration of the kamikaze sperm hypothesis: a reply to Harcourt (1989) / R. Robin Baker & Mark A. Bellis -- Number of sperm in human ejaculates varies in accordance with sperm competition theory (1989) / R. Robin Baker & Mark A. Bellis -- Do females promote sperm competition? Data for humans (1990) / Mark A. Bellis & R. Robin Baker -- Human sperm competition: ejaculate adjustment by males and the function of masturbation (1993) / R. Robin Baker & Mark A. Bellis -- Human sperm competition: ejaculate manipulation by females and a function for the female orgasm (1993) / R. Robin Baker & Mark A. Bellis
No evidence for killer sperm or other selective interactions between human spermatozoa in ejaculates of different males in vitro (1999) / Harry D.M. Moore, M. Martin & Tim R. Burkhead -- Psychological adaptation to human sperm competition (2002) / Todd K. Shackelford [and others] -- Semen displacement as a sperm competition strategy in humans (2004) / Gordon G. Gallup & Rebecca L. Burch -- Human female orgasm and male fluctuating asymmetry (1995) / Randy Thornhill, Steve W. Gangestad & Randall Comer
Summary Over the past decade, there has been a vast amount of interest in the subject of human sperm competition. This volume brings together, in one place, a key set of classic and contemporary papers that have examined possible adaptations to sperm competition in humans. In addition to classic papers by Robin Baker & Mark Bellis, it includes later work by other researchers - some developing their ideas, some refuting their findings. As is to be expected in any comparatively new area of investigation, there are conflicting findings and unresolved issues. This, however, should encourage rather than discourage future research in this field. This collection of papers is essential reading for students of evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, human sexuality and researchers considering conducting work in this area
Analysis antropologie
reproductive organs
life sciences
behavioural sciences
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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In Springer e-books
Subject Sperm competition.
Sperm Motility -- physiology
Spermatozoa -- physiology
Sexual Behavior -- physiology
MEDICAL -- Reproductive Medicine & Technology.
Sperm Motility -- physiology.
Spermatozoa -- physiology.
Sexual Behavior -- physiology.
Sperm competition.
Sciences de la vie.
Sperm competition.
Form Electronic book
Author Shackelford, Todd K. (Todd Kennedy), 1971-
Pound, Nicholas, 1971-
ISBN 9780387280394