mictic

mictic

[′mik·tik]
(biology)
Requiring or produced by sexual reproduction.
Of or pertaining to eggs which without fertilization develop into males and with fertilization develop into amictic females, as occurs in rotifers.
References in classic literature ?
1-9) For some say, at Dracanum; and some, on windy Icarus; and some, in Naxos, O Heaven-born, Insewn (2); and others by the deep-eddying river Alpheus that pregnant Semele bare you to Zeus the thunder-lover.
Involuntarily the names of Naxos, Tenedos, and Carpathos, rise before the mind, and we seek vainly for Ulysses' vessel or the "clipper" of the Argonauts.
1,2] However, study done by Nikolic S, Mictic J et al found much higher ratio of male to female of 3.
In response to some environmental factors, daphnids start sexual reproduction; males appear and females start producing mictic eggs, which will be fertilized by the males.
Sexuality is initiated by an environmental stimulus that induces amictic (female-producing) females to produce mictic (male-producing) daughters.
Our electrophoretic and cytological observations provide direct evidence that triploid production occurs by addition of the fertilizing male genome, and also support the hypothesis that the mictic phase of egg maturation of B.
Only amictic females (asexually reproducing) were included in the experiments; mictic females (females producing males or sexually produced resting eggs) were discarded.
This strongly suggests that smausdd is indeed mictic, although it will take genetic analysis of [F.
Any females later proving to be mictic instead of amictic females were discarded.
compared with close relatives that have both mictic and amictic phases in their life cycle).