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Fertilizing the egg, teamwork for sperm


In many mammals, part of the male gametes would swim in groups for better efficiency. A phenomenon against

We are all victors, the fruit of the meeting of a spermatozoon among millions with an ovum.

Also, the commonly held image of the moment before fertilization is that of a solo speed race.

The filaments would rush straight towards the "jackpot", - as named by the lucky winner of the credits of the film "Hello mum, here baby" -, in a rush towards the egg where, until the arrival, each would stay in his hallway.

As if male germ cells were programmed for competition.

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Source: leparis

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