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Different modes of reproduction and life history traits in the facultative parthenogenetic ant Platythyrea punctata

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-134148
Kellner, Katrin
Date of publication of this fulltext: 04 Aug 2010 13:54


Abstract (English)

Hymenopterans generally exhibit a haplo-diploid sex determination mechanism, in which females are produced by sexual reproduction and are diploid and males are produced parthenogenetically and are haploid. In a small number of ant species, workers are able to produce diploid female offspring parthenogenetically from unfertilized eggs, which is termed thelytoky. One of these species, the ponerine ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Hymenopteren zeigen für gewöhnlich einen haplo-diploiden Sexdeterminationsmechanismus, oder genauer gesagt, "arrhenotoky", wodurch weibliche Tiere durch sexuelle Fortpflanzung entstehen und diploid sind, während männliche Tiere parthenogenetisch entstehen und haploid sind. In einer kleinen Anzahl von Ameisenarten sind Arbeiterinnen in der Lage diploiden weiblichen Nachwuchs parthenogenetisch aus ...

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