Sperm competition and sex allocation in simultaneous hermaphrodites
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- Charnov, E.L. Evol Ecol (1996) 10: 457. doi:10.1007/BF01237878
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Sex allocation theory is developed for hermaphrodites having frequent copulations and long-term sperm storage. Provided the sperm displacement mechanisms are similar to those known in insects, the ESS allocation to sperm versus eggs satisfies a rather simple rule. There are no data to test this rule, as yet.