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Parthenogenesis (Virgin Reproduction), Hybridization, and Life History Plasticity in Mayflies

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Scientists are studying a number of mayfly species in White Clay Creek as well as in streams throughout eastern North America to better understand virgin reproduction and hybridization in mayflies, confirm the biological integrity of species that are genetically distinct but have the same name, and develop valuable laboratory techniques for mating and rearing aquatic insects.

Funded by: Stroud Water Research Center

Principal Investigators: David H. Funk, Bernard W. Sweeney, and John K. Jackson

Project Years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2108