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Patricia Brennan on bird genitalia

News from SCONC:

On Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., the Zoology Department at NCSU will host a seminar from Patricia Brennan of Yale University entitled “The Biology of Avian Genitalia: Form and Function.” Brennan’s work on the genital anatomy of waterfowl has revealed the existence of a “sexual arms race” between males and females. Unlike 97 percent of bird species, male waterfowl have a phallus, and it can range “from a half-inch to more than 15 inches long.” The seminar will be held in 101 David Clark Labs. Refreshments will be served in the lobby at 3:45.

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