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Supersize sperm from the past

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Published on May 13, 2014

Scientists have found the oldest sperm ever discovered, and they are whoppers. They belong to a type of tiny crustacean called an Ostracod. The finding suggests that Ostracods evolved their gargantuan gametes far earlier than their rivals in the supersize sperm leagues, the fruit flies.

Read the Nature News story here: http://www.nature.com/news/giant-sper...
Read the original paper here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.0394

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