The journal Molecular Human Reproduction has just published a special series on the theme of sperm competition, which the editor-in-chief Chris Barratt and I devised as a way of trying to bridge the divide between evolutionary and biomedical researchers interested in reproduction. I introduce the series in this Editorial and there are four reviews in total: Jussi Lehtonen and Geoff Parker writing on the evolution of anisogamy, a review I wrote together with Lukas Schärer, Jens Ehmcke and Joachim Wistuba on the evolution of spermatogenesis, John Fitzpatrick and Stefan Lüpold writing about the evolution of sperm quality and Ellen Kosman and Don Levitan reviewing the evolution of gametic compatibility. Thanks to all involved – enjoy!
Ramm SA. 2014. Sperm competition and the evolution of reproductive systems Mol. Hum. Reprod., doi:10.1093/molehr/gau076 PDF Lehtonen J, Parker GA. 2014. Gamete competition, gamete limitation, and the evolution of the two sexes Mol. Hum. Reprod., doi:10.1093/molehr/gau068 Ramm SA, Schärer L, Ehmcke J, Wistuba J. 2014. Sperm competition and the evolution of spermatogenesis Mol. Hum. Reprod., doi:10.1093/molehr/gau070 PDF Fitzpatrick JL, Lüpold S. 2014. Sexual selection and the evolution of sperm quality Mol. Hum. Reprod., doi:10.1093/molehr/gau067 Kosman ET, Levitan DR. 2014. Sperm competition and the evolution of gametic compatibility in externally fertilizing taxa Mol. Hum. Reprod., doi:10.1093/molehr/gau069
Update 19 November 2014: The Special Issue has now been published, and all of the reviews are freely available to download here.