Egg size‐mediated sex allocation and mating‐regulated reproductive investment in a haplodiploid thrips species

@article{Katlav2020EggSS,
  title={Egg size‐mediated sex allocation and mating‐regulated reproductive investment in a haplodiploid thrips species},
  author={Alihan Katlav and James M. Cook and Markus Riegler},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
  year={2020}
}

There Is No Influence of Egg Size on Sex Allocation in Arrhenotokous Lineages of Thrips tabaci Lindeman

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The results indicate that these two subspecies have different resource allocation strategies in response to maternal mating status, and raise intriguing questions regarding the evolutionary forces driving egg size and sex allocation in haplodiploids.

Common endosymbionts affect host fitness and sex allocation via egg size provisioning

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Cardinium augmented female production by increasing maternal fitness and egg size, thereby boosting fertilization rate and offspring fitness and Wolbachia reduced the beneficial effects of Cardinium, demonstrating different invasion strategies and antagonistic effects of endosymbiotic bacteria on host fitness and evolution of sex allocation.

Intergenerational Effects of Early-Life Starvation on Life History, Consumption, and Transcriptome of a Holometabolous Insect

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The findings reveal that parental starvation evokes complex intergenerational effects on offspring life history traits, consumption patterns, and gene expression, although the effects are less pronounced than those of offspring starvation.

Endosymbionts moderate constrained sex allocation in a haplodiploid thrips species in a temperature-sensitive way

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It is indicated that endosymbionts affect sex ratios of haplodiploid hosts beyond the commonly recognised reproductive manipulations by causing female-biased sex allocation in a temperature-dependent fashion.

Constrained sex allocation after mating in a haplodiploid thrips species depends on maternal condition

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It was found that constrained sex allocation only occurred in small females producing smaller eggs than large females producing larger eggs and female‐biased broods, and the bimodal sex allocation pattern correlates with maternal condition, and may have arisen in association with an egg size‐mediated fertilization mechanism recently detected in some haplodiploids.

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