Sperm utilization in subadult and adult simultaneous hermaphrodite snails mating in the wild
Abstract:In species with multiple mating and long-term sperm storage, males are expected to show a preference for mating with virgin and young females to reduce the risk of sperm competition. In various simultaneous hermaphrodite land snail species, sperm production precedes egg production by 2–4 weeks, resulting in a short period of protandric hermaphroditism before shell growth is completed. In a natural population, we collected copulating pairs of the simultaneous hermaphrodite land snail
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 26, 2011
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