thelytokous


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thelytokous

(θɪˈlɪtəkəs)
adj
(Biology) only able to produce female offspring
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However, under favorable climatic conditions aphids reproduce by thelytokous parthenogenesis (Simon et al.
Venturia canescens is a solitary, koinobiont, thelytokous, endoparasitoid of lepidopterous larvae (Eliopoulos et al.
The high reproductive and dispersal capability of this species has been partially attributed to thelytokous parthenogenetic reproduction, favorable environmental conditions, and the occurrence of extensive monoculture plantations of exotic Salicaceae (Koch & Smith, 2000).
There are some thelytokous cavernicolous crickets but their cytology is unknown (White 1977, 1978).
In the eastern part of the distribution only sexual populations are found, while in the western part only thelytokous clones occur.
The infection can result in various alterations of sexuality and reproduction such as feminization, thelytokous parthenogenesis, and cytoplasmic incompatibility (reviewed in Solignac and Rousset 1993).
Reproductive biology and behavior of a thelytokous species of Eretmocerus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) parasitizing Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae).