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Avoiding the Cost of Males in Obligately Asexual Daphnia pulex (Leydig)

Asexual organisms are thought to gain an advantage by avoiding the cost of producing males. In the cladoceran Daphnia pulex (Leydig), male production is determined by the environment and is independent of the origin of the asexual obligate parthenogens from the sexual cyclical parthenogens. If... Full description

1st Person: Innes, David J.
Additional Persons: Fox, Christopher J. verfasserin; Winsor, Geoffrey L. verfasserin
Source: in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Vol. 267, No. 1447 (2000), p. 991-997
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2000
Keywords: research-article
Obligate parthenogenesis
Cyclical parthenogenesis
Sex and evolution
Cost of males
Evolution
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