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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (6): 1026–1031.
Published: 15 March 2017
... hermaphroditic land snails with love-darts are a case in point. During courtship, a love-dart is pierced through the partner's body wall, thereby introducing accessory mucous gland products. This mucus physiologically increases paternity by inhibiting the digestion of donated sperm. The sperm, which are packaged...
Includes: Supplementary data