Parthenogenesis in an outsider crayfish

  title={Parthenogenesis in an outsider crayfish},
  author={G. Scholtz and A. Braband and Laura Tolley and A. Reimann and B. Mittmann and C. Lukhaup and Frank Steuerwald and G. Vogt},
  • G. Scholtz, A. Braband, +5 authors G. Vogt
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • It has been rumoured1 that an unidentified decapod crustacean, a crayfish of marbled appearance and of uncertain geographical origin that was introduced into the German aquarium trade in the mid-1990s, is capable of unisexual reproduction (parthenogenesis). Here we confirm that this marbled crayfish ('Marmorkrebs') is parthenogenetic under laboratory conditions and use morphological and molecular analysis to show that it belongs to the American Cambaridae family. Although parthenogenesis is… CONTINUE READING
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