Reproductive barriers between populations of the cereal rust mite Abacarus hystrix confirm their host specialization

@article{Skoracka2007ReproductiveBB,
  title={Reproductive barriers between populations of the cereal rust mite Abacarus hystrix confirm their host specialization},
  author={Anna Skoracka},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={607-616}
}
Recent studies have shown that certain host populations of the cereal rust mite Abacarus hystrix are highly specialized in their host use and it is likely that reproductive isolation exists between them. Here I verified this expectation by testing for reproductive barriers between ryegrass and quackgrass populations of A. hystrix. I performed reciprocal crosses between individuals from both populations and observed results of crosses. Leaves of the three grass species, ryegrass, quackgrass and… Expand

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