Novel microsatellite markers suggest the mechanism of parthenogenesis in Extatosoma tiaratum is automixis with terminal fusion

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1744-7917.12373/full

 

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Our recent paper “Male mating success and the effect of mating history on ejaculate traits in a facultatively parthenogenic insect” just got accepted for publication at Ethology journal. In this study we investigated male mating frequency and changes in ejaculate quality and quantity in Extatosoma tiaratum.

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Live E. tiaratum sperm stained with SYBR Green and dead sperm stained with Propidium iodide.