An uncoupling of male and sexual egg production leads to reduced inbreeding in the cyclical parthenogen Daphnia

@article{DeMeester1999AnUO,
  title={An uncoupling of male and sexual egg production leads to reduced inbreeding in the cyclical parthenogen Daphnia},
  author={L DeMeester and Vanoverbeke},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={266 1437},
  pages={
          2471-7
        }
}
Cyclical parthenogenesis involves an alternation of parthenogenetic and sexual reproduction. In cyclical parthenogens with a short generation time, seasonal succession of clones switching to sexual reproduction at different periods of the growing season entails the risk of severe inbreeding with associated fitness costs. We show, however, that differences in genotype frequencies between males and sexual females result in a substantial reduction in the probability of selfing in natural Daphnia… CONTINUE READING
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