Male production induced by antibiotic treatment in Encarsia formosa (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), an asexual species

E. Zchori-Fein, R. T. Roush, M. S. Hunter

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Abstract

The production of large numbers of males in the thelytokous species Encarsia formosa was induced by feeding antibiotics to their mothers. The males induced by antibiotic treatment produce sperm and sometimes mate with females, but insemination does not occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalExperientia
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Thelytoky
  • autoparasitoid
  • biological control
  • microorganisms
  • parthenogenesis
  • sex ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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