The morphotype, chromosome number and Feulgen-DNA content of bisexual and unisexual populations of Macrobiotus pseudohufelandi were examined. Individuals of unisexual populations were triploid with ameiotic parthenogenesis. Their lowest Feulgen-DNA content is about three-fold that of sperm from a bisexual population. Egg shell shape also differs in the two types of population. However, the highest Feulgen-DNA content was the same (24 A.U.) in both diploid and triploid animals.
- genome size
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)