thelytokous


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thelytokous

(θɪˈlɪtəkəs)
adj
(Biology) only able to produce female offspring
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Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis populations released in Florida were thelytokous (unfertilized eggs result in female offspring) (Rohrig 2010) and preferred second and third instar D.
The first gynandromorph of a zorapteran and potential thelytokous parthenogenesis in a population of Zorotypus brasiliensis Silvestri (Zoraptera: Zorotypidae).
Aron, 2013- Hybridogenesis through thelytokous parthenogenesis in two Cataglyphis desert ants.
All this in the week that a 10-year-old girl won Child Genius by answering questions such as how to spell the word "thelytokous" (producing only female offspring) and "polydactylous" (having extra digits).
However, under favorable climatic conditions aphids reproduce by thelytokous parthenogenesis (Simon et al.
Each card, with 300 eggs of this alternative host, was placed in a test tube (12.0 x 2.0 cm) with 30 newly emerged thelytokous females of one of the Trichogramma species (STOUTHAMER et al., 1993) at a ratio of one parasitoid for every 10 eggs, and parasitism was permitted for five hours (PRATISSOLI; PARRA, 2000; SOARES et al., 2007).
Venturia canescens is a solitary, koinobiont, thelytokous, endoparasitoid of lepidopterous larvae (Eliopoulos et al., 2003; 2005; Eliopoulos and Stathas, 2005).
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).