Molecular Markers Indicate Rare Sex in a Predominantly Asexual Parasitoid Wasp.

@article{Belshaw1999MolecularMI,
  title={Molecular Markers Indicate Rare Sex in a Predominantly Asexual Parasitoid Wasp.},
  author={Robert Belshaw and Donald L. J. Quicke and Wolfgang V{\"o}lkl and H Charles J Godfray},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={1189-1199}
}
The parasitoid wasp genus Lysiphlebus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) contains a taxonomically poorly resolved group of both sexual (arrhenotokous) species and asexual (thelytokous) clones. Maximum-parsimony and maximum-likelihood analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequence data from specimens collected across Western Europe showed that asexuality, which does not appear to be caused by the bacterium Wolbachia, is concentrated in two geographically widespread lineages, the older of which… CONTINUE READING

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