Cytology, reproduction, and sex determination of Strongyloides ransomi and S. papillosus.

@article{Triantaphyllou1977CytologyRA,
  title={Cytology, reproduction, and sex determination of Strongyloides ransomi and S. papillosus.},
  author={Apostolos Triantaphyllou and D. J. Moncol},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1977},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={
          961-73
        }
}
Parasitic females of Strongyloides ransomi and Strongyloides papillosus have 4 chromosomes and reproduce exclusively by mitotic (apomictic) parthenogenesis. The free-living generation includes females and males. The females have 2 pairs of chromosomes of unequal size and reproduce by meiotic parthenogenesis following obligatory pseudofertilization (gynogenesis). The males undergo spermatogenesis by the regular meiotic process and have the same chromosomal complement as the females. During… CONTINUE READING
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