Sperm Cooperation: Sometimes Sperm Swim Together To Enhance Performance

Sperm Cooperation: Sometimes Sperm Swim Together To Enhance Performance

Most of us think of sperm as being competitive by nature, with each sperm cell trying to “swim” just a little faster than the others in order to reach the egg first. However, new research out of Harvard suggests that, at least in some species, there isn’t a constant rivalry en route to the egg. In fact, sometimes sperm actually appear to help each other by cooperating and forming groups while they travel.

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