Intense Selection of Mite Clones in a Heterogeneous Environment.

  title={Intense Selection of Mite Clones in a Heterogeneous Environment.},
  author={Andrew R Weeks and A. A. J. Hoffmann},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={52 5},
Genetic diversity within obligatorily parthenogenic species can be high, contrary to common views of the evolutionary consequences of this reproductive system. How this clonal diversity is maintained within populations is not clearly understood. Previous studies showing high clonal diversity have used parthenogenic organisms with known sexual forms or relatives. Here we report significant spatial and temporal clonal diversity within two populations of an obligatorily parthenogenic mite… CONTINUE READING