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UVM researchers on front line in battle for ant sperm - Vermont Business Magazine



posted at 1:20 pm Tue Nov 4th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual bondage into a life and death fight.

In a discovery new to science, their research shows that sexual conflict between two species can drive an evolutionary bedroom-battle royal, leading to competing adaptations in which female ants of one species manage to manhandle sperm away from the unwitting males of a different species during intercourse.

Read the whole story in Vermont Business Magazine: http://vermontbiz.com/news/november/uvm-researchers-front-line-battle-ant-sperm

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