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PLoS Genetics Issue Image | Vol. 7(3) March 2011

PLoS Genetics Issue Image | Vol. 7(3) March 2011

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Female adult of the water flea Daphnia magna.

Daphnia magna is a freshwater crustacean. Normal, healthy populations are entirely parthenogenetic female. However, decline in environmental quality of the habitat leads to the clonal production of males, which allows sexual reproduction. This is known as environmental sex determination (see Kato et al., 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001345).

Image Credit: Hajime Watanabe

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Female adult of the water flea Daphnia magna.

Daphnia magna is a freshwater crustacean. Normal, healthy populations are entirely parthenogenetic female. However, decline in environmental quality of the habitat leads to the clonal production of males, which allows sexual reproduction. This is known as environmental sex determination (see Kato et al., 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001345).

Image Credit: Hajime Watanabe

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pgen.v07.i03.g001