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  • adj. That produces female offspring (only)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing females only; -- said of certain female insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing females only: noting those parthenogenetic female insects which have no male progeny: opposed to arrhenotokous.


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  • Although some populations have a classical haplodiploid reproduction system, in other populations queens are produced by thelytokous parthenogenesis, males are produced by a male clonality system and workers are produced sexually.

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  • Our results unambiguously confirm the unique reproduction system polymorphism mentioned above and that male clonality is strictly associated with thelytokous parthenogenesis.

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