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Morphology, testes development and behaviour of unusual triploid males in microchromosome-carrying clones of Poecilia formosa.
Journal of Fish Biology
In a microchromosome-carrying laboratory stock of the normally all-female Amazon molly Poecilia formosa triploid individuals were obtained, all of which spontaneously developed into males. A comparison of morphology of the external and internal insemination apparatus and the gonads, sperm ploidy and behaviour, to laboratory-bred F(1) hybrids revealed that the triploid P. formosa males, though producing mostly aneuploid sperm, are partly functional males that differ mainly in sperm maturation and sexual motivation from gonochoristic P. formosa males.
Animals, Behavior, Animal/physiology, Chromosomes/genetics, Cloning, Organism, DNA/analysis, Female, Male, Poecilia/anatomy & histology, Poecilia/genetics, Sex Characteristics, Sexual Behavior, Animal/physiology, Testis/chemistry, Testis/cytology, Triploidy
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