In between breeding systems: neither dioecy nor androdioecy explains sexual polymorphism in functionally dioecious worms.

@article{Lorenzi2013InBB,
  title={In between breeding systems: neither dioecy nor androdioecy explains sexual polymorphism in functionally dioecious worms.},
  author={Maria Cristina Lorenzi and Gabriella Sella},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={689-700}
}
Related species share genetic and developmental backgrounds. Therefore, separate-sex species that share recent common ancestors with hermaphroditic species may have hidden genetic variation for sex determination that causes some level of lability of expression of gender. Worms of the polychaete species Ophryotrocha labronica have separate, dimorphic sexes and their ancestor was hermaphroditic. Ophryotrocha labronica has a worldwide distribution and populations may differ in the degree of gender… CONTINUE READING

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 69 references

The Ophryotrocha labronica group (Annelida, Dorvilleidae)—with the description of seven new species

  • H Paxton, B. Åkesson
  • Zootaxa 2713:1–24.
  • 2010
Highly Influential
10 Excerpts

Evolution and ecology of Ophryotrocha (Dorvilleidae, Eunicida)

  • DJ Thornhill, TG Dahlgren, KM. Halanych
  • In: Shain DH, editor. Annelids in modern biology…
  • 2009
Highly Influential
14 Excerpts

Functional males in pair-mating outcrossing hermaphrodites

  • V Di Bona, MC Lorenzi, G. Sella
  • Biol J Linn Soc 100:451–6.
  • 2010
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Heritable variation of sex-ratio in a polychaete worm

  • MC Premoli, G Sella, GP. Berra
  • J Evol Biol 9:845–54.
  • 1996
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Can classifications of functional gender be extended to all land plants

  • LK Jesson, PJ Garnock-Jones
  • Perspect Plant Ecol
  • 2012
1 Excerpt

Clones, hermaphrodites and pregnancies: nature’s oddities offer evolutionary lessons on reproduction

  • Avise JC.
  • J Zool 286:1–14.
  • 2012

The role of androdioecy and gynodioecy in mediating evolutionary transitions between dioecy and hermaphroditism in the animalia

  • Weeks SC.
  • Evolution 66:3670–86.
  • 2012

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…