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Going Solo: Discovery of the First Parthenogenetic Gordiid (Nematomorpha: Gordiida)

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Paragordius obamai n. sp. female laying eggs.

Female worm (brown) in the process of laying egg strings (white) containing eggs: (A) showing trilobed posterior end; (B) a worm and about 15% of total lifetime egg production. Scale bars = 2 mm.

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