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.
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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.
Males and mictic females occurred when densities were high.
Key words: Coastal lagoon, zooplankton, Brachionus plicatilis, secondary production, mictic phase, South America.
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.
Snell (1986) found that the number of offspring produced by amictic, but not mictic, females of this species increased continuously between 18 [degrees] and 38 [degrees] C.
compared with close relatives that have both mictic and amictic phases in their life cycle).