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Comparison of life-history traits of the two male morphs of the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini.
Exp Appl Acarol 2000; 24(2):115-21EA

Abstract

Two basic male morphs occur in several species of the family Acaridae: heteromorphic fighters, possessing a thickened and sharply terminated third pair of legs, and homeomorphic males with unmodified legs. We compared major life-history traits of the two morphs in the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini. We found no significant differences in development time or virility, but homeomorphic males lived 23% longer than heteromorphs. We discuss the possibility that the trade-off between longevity and adaptation for fighting maintains genetic variation for the male morph in the studied species.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Zoopsychology and Animal Ethology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. radwan@eko.uj.edu.plNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11108391

Citation

Radwan, J, and I Bogacz. "Comparison of Life-history Traits of the Two Male Morphs of the Bulb Mite, Rhizoglyphus Robini." Experimental & Applied Acarology, vol. 24, no. 2, 2000, pp. 115-21.
Radwan J, Bogacz I. Comparison of life-history traits of the two male morphs of the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini. Exp Appl Acarol. 2000;24(2):115-21.
Radwan, J., & Bogacz, I. (2000). Comparison of life-history traits of the two male morphs of the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 24(2), pp. 115-21.
Radwan J, Bogacz I. Comparison of Life-history Traits of the Two Male Morphs of the Bulb Mite, Rhizoglyphus Robini. Exp Appl Acarol. 2000;24(2):115-21. PubMed PMID: 11108391.
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