geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Mate recognition in Cryptomyzus aphids: Copulation and insemination


, : Mate recognition in Cryptomyzus aphids: Copulation and insemination. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 73(1): 67-75

The specificity of the mate recognition system in three species of the aphid genus Cryptomyzus (Homoptera: Aphididae: Aphidinea) that reproduce sexually on the same host plant, red currant, was studied. Mate recognition at the level of life cycle forms, sister species and more distantly related species was studied. A host race on black currant was used to determine the effect of the host plant on mate preference. The males do not have a specific courtship behaviour and matings readily occurred between different species. However, in choice tests the matings between the more distantly related species resulted only in intraspecific inseminations, and those between the sister species in a higher frequency of intraspecific, compared to interspecific, matings. In no-choice experiments mating between the more distantly related species occurred but did not result in insemination, and in sister species in a reduced insemination success compared to intraspecific matings. Thus, there is specific mate recognition in aphids, which prevents or reduces interspecific insemination but not interspecific mating. In the host races, host plant choice determined mating and insemination, and the life cycle forms did not show any difference in mate recognition.

US$19.90

DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.1994.tb01840.x


Other references

Satpathi,C.R.; Sarkar,A.; Acharjee,P., 2008: Factors affecting abundance of parasitic nematode Hexamermis sp in eastern India. The nematode parasite <i>Hexamermis</i> sp. is an important natural enemy of brown plant hopper (BPH, <i>Nilaparvata lugens</i>) & white backed plant hopper (WBPH, <i>Sogatella furcifera</i>) in the rice growing...

Mauries, J.P., 1960: Diplopodes de la region Toulousaine. Bull Soc Hist nat Toulouse, 95: 100-104

Panikar, V., 2012: Pioglitazone and bladder cancer: the pros and cons. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 60: 72-73

Sontag, W.A.; Jr., 2001: Notes on behaviour and ecological requirements of the Rothschild's mynah Leucopsar rothschildi. Avicultural Magazine, 1071: 10-20

Vasechko, Gi, 1971: The effect of cutting methods on the condition of Abies stands in the Carpathians. Lesovodstvo i agrolesomelioratsiia: 4 27-34

Hammond, E., 1987: Herpes-zoster infections in children with Hodgkin's disease. Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 4(1-2): 23-29

Nedwich, A.; Sokolic, I.H., 1965: Histochemical studies in 2nd degree burns on human volunteers. Second degree burns were induced in the skin of 7 humans, and biopsies 6, 24 and 72 hours, and 8 and 15 days after the burns were sectioned and studied with a group of hydrolizing and oxidative enzymes. The enzymatic standards of normal and burned...

McCune, J.M.; Namikawa, R.; Shih, C.C.; Rabin, L.; Kaneshima, H., 1990: Pseudotypes in HIV-infected mice. Science 250(4984): 1152-1154

Sandler, R.S., 2010: Dietary and lifestyle measures to lower colorectal cancer risk. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 8(4): 329-332

Messow, C.M.; Isles, C., 2017: Meta-analysis of statins in chronic kidney disease: who benefits?. Attempts to reduce the burden of vascular disease in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) by control of lipids have not been as successful as predicted. To determine the extent to which the effectiveness of statins varies by kidney class. Meta-an...