The evolution of geographic parthenogenesis in Timema walking-sticks.

  title={The evolution of geographic parthenogenesis in Timema walking-sticks.},
  author={Jennifer H. Law and Bernard J Crespi},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={11 8},
Phylogenetic studies of asexual lineages and their sexual progenitors are useful for inferring the causes of geographical parthenogenesis and testing hypotheses regarding the evolution of sex. With five known parthenogens and well-studied ecology, Timema walking-sticks are a useful system for studying these questions. Timema are mainly endemic to California and they exhibit the common pattern of geographical parthenogenesis, with asexuals exhibiting more-northerly distributions. Neighbour… CONTINUE READING