Thelytokous parthenogenesis in eusocial Hymenoptera.

@article{Rabeling2013ThelytokousPI,
  title={Thelytokous parthenogenesis in eusocial Hymenoptera.},
  author={Christian Rabeling and Daniel J C Kronauer},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={273-92}
}
Female parthenogenesis, or thelytoky, is particularly common in solitary Hymenoptera. Only more recently has it become clear that many eusocial species also regularly reproduce thelytokously, and here we provide a comprehensive overview. Especially in ants, thelytoky underlies a variety of idiosyncratic life histories with unique evolutionary and ecological consequences. In all eusocial species studied, thelytoky probably has a nuclear genetic basis and the underlying cytological mechanism… CONTINUE READING
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