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K Katoh, M Iwasaki, S Hosono, A Yoritsune, M Ochiai, M Mizunami and H Nishino
Abstract
Facultative parthenogenesis, seen in many animal phyla, is a reproductive strategy in which females are able to generate offspring when mating partners are unavailable. In some subsocial and eusocial insects, parthenogenesis is often more prevalent than sexual reproduction. However, little is known about how social cooperation is linked to the promotion of parthenogenesis. The domiciliary cockroach Periplaneta americana is well-suited to addressing this issue as this species belongs to the superfamily Blattoidea, which diverged into eusocial termites and shows facultative parthenogenesis.
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Human, Parthenogenesis, Male, Termite, Sexual reproduction, Asexual reproduction, Reproduction, Cockroach
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