Mite Makes Right: Spider Mites Shed Light on Evolution of Reproductive Barriers
A researcher from MSC, University of Tsukuba find that patterns of reproductive isolation in a haplodiploid spider mite support the prevailing view of the evolution of reproductive barriers in diploid animals by collaborating with researchers in Ryutsu Keizai University, University of Amsterdam, Ibaraki University and Nihon BioData Corporation.
Original paper: Yukie Sato, Satoshi Fujiwara, Martijn Egas, Tomoko Matsuda and Tetsuo Gotoh (2021) Patterns of reproductive isolation in a haplodiploid mite, Amphitetranychus viennensis: prezygotic isolation, hybrid inviability and hybrid sterility. BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 177
Contact person: Yukie Sato (Assistant Professor)