Male production induced by antibiotic treatment in Encarsia formosa (Hymenoptera

Aphelinidae), an asexual species

E. Zchori-Fein, R. T. Roush, Martha 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 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Hymenoptera
Taiwan
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Insemination
Spermatozoa

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Male production induced by antibiotic treatment in Encarsia formosa (Hymenoptera : Aphelinidae), an asexual species. / Zchori-Fein, E.; Roush, R. T.; Hunter, Martha S.

In: Experientia, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.1992, p. 102-105.

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