Ageing and Reproduction in Cr Uznema Lambdiensis (Nematoda: Rhabditidae)

  title={Ageing and Reproduction in Cr Uznema Lambdiensis (Nematoda: Rhabditidae)},
  author={I. Ahmad and M. S. Jairajpuri},
In virgin females of Cruznema lambdiensis the ovary released fewer oocytes than did copulating females. Unfertilized oocytes failed to develop an egg shell and usually ruptured in the uterus. The degraded egg mass passed out of the body during vulval twitchings or was reabsorbed by the uterine wall. In old virgin females, the ovary gradually became vacuolated and then shrivelled up. In copulating females as many as 171 eggs were produced on the first day. Fertilization took place in the… Expand
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