|Parthenogenesis in Tubificidae|
Poddubnaya, T.L. (1984). Parthenogenesis in Tubificidae. Hydrobiologia 115: 97-99
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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- Poddubnaya, T.L. (1984). Parthenogenesis in Tubificidae, in: Bonomi, G. et al. (Ed.) Aquatic Oligochaeta: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaete Biology, held in Pallanza, Italy, September 21-24, 1982. Developments in Hydrobiology, 24: pp. 97-99, more
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The ability of tubificids to reproduce parthenogenetically following or in place of bisexual reproduction has been proved. During parthenogenesis the spermatogenesis ceases at an early stage of sexual cell development, which, together with some peculiarities of the structure of the sexual system, rules out the possibility of self-fertilization in the worms. For two years of cultivation the life cycles of 3 parthenogenetic generations in Tubifex tubifex and 2 in Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri were traced.