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Research Article

Fertilization Is Not a New Beginning: The Relationship between Sperm Longevity and Offspring Performance

  • Angela J. Crean mail,

    a.crean@unsw.edu.au

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • John M. Dwyer,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Dustin J. Marshall

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049167

About the Authors

Angela J. Crean, John M. Dwyer, Dustin J. Marshall
School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Angela J. Crean
Evolution & Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John M. Dwyer
School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
Dustin J. Marshall
School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: a.crean@unsw.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJC DJM. Performed the experiments: AJC. Analyzed the data: AJC JMD DJM. Wrote the paper: AJC JMD DJM.