High genetic divergences indicate ancient separation of parthenogenetic lineages of the oribatid mite Platynothrus peltifer (Acari, Oribatida).

@article{Heethoff2007HighGD,
  title={High genetic divergences indicate ancient separation of parthenogenetic lineages of the oribatid mite Platynothrus peltifer (Acari, Oribatida).},
  author={Michael Heethoff and Katja Domes and Michael Laumann and Mark Maraun and Roy A. Norton and Stefan Scheu},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          392-402
        }
}
Theories on the evolution and maintenance of sex are challenged by the existence of ancient parthenogenetic lineages such as bdelloid rotifers and darwinulid ostracods. It has been proposed that several parthenogenetic and speciose taxa of oribatid mites (Acari) also have an ancient origin. We used nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I to estimate the age of the parthenogenetic oribatid mite species Platynothrus peltifer. Sixty-five specimens from 16 sites in North… CONTINUE READING
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