Genetic analysis of two distinct reproductive strategies in sexual and asexual field populations of an endoparasitic wasp, Venturia canescens

@article{Li2003GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic analysis of two distinct reproductive strategies in sexual and asexual field populations of an endoparasitic wasp, Venturia canescens},
  author={Dan-di Li and Zhigang Zhao and Harvey Roberts and Maria Victoria Schneider and Ulrich H Theopold and Otto Schmidt},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2003},
  volume={90},
  pages={291-297}
}
Asexual (thelytokous) females of the parasitoid Venturia canescens, which develop inside another insect, exhibit evolutionarily stable mixtures of life-history strategies, allowing two genetically distinct wasp lines to coexist sympatrically on the same host resources. Since the two asexual lines differ in a virus-like particle protein-coding gene (VLP1), the question is whether the VLP1 gene is genetically associated with the phenotype. The recent isolation of facultative sexual (arrhenotokous… CONTINUE READING