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Reproductive modes, ploidy distribution, and supernumerary chromosome frequencies of the flatworm Polycelis nigra (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida)

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Sharbel,  T. F.
Group of Genetics and Evolution, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Beukeboom, L. W., Sharbel, T. F., & Michiels, N. K. (1998). Reproductive modes, ploidy distribution, and supernumerary chromosome frequencies of the flatworm Polycelis nigra (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida). Hydrobiologia, 383(1-3), 277-285.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B04D-9
Abstract
The hermaphroditic flatworm, Polycelis nigra, is characterized by two reproductive biotypes which differ with respect to ploidy; sexual individuals are diploid (n = 8, 2x = 16) and pseudogamous parthenogenetic individuals are polyploid (typically 3x). W