Thursday, March 13, 2014

Traumatic Insemination

Today I presented on polymorphism leading to speciation in side-blotched lizards, but this topic was the runner up when I was picking.  It seems too outrageous and horrifying to waste.  Wikipedia is a great place to start learning about bed bugs that penetrate directly into the abdomen with their penises, penis fencing, and snail's love darts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_insemination

For a more comprehensive look and much denser reading, here is the scientific paper I read:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347274

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