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TABLE 3

FROM:

Molecular genetic evidence for parthenogenesis in the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus

T V M Groot, E Bruins and J A J Breeuwer

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Table 3. Parental genotypes in combination with the expected offspring phenotypes, as they can be observed for the different modes of reproduction when a dominant marker as AFLP is used

Parental genotype Offspring phenotypes
Potential father Mother Sex Parthenogenesis; homozygous offspring Parthenogenesis; heterozygous offspring
1 11 1111
1 11 011 and 0* 1
1 10 01* 00
0 11 1111
0 10 11 and 0* 1 and 0* 1
0 10 01* and 000
0 01 1111
0 00 11 and 0* 1 and 0* 1
0 00 0000

 1 means character present, 0 means character absent. Parthenogenesis produces either complete homozygous offspring or offspring in which the heterozygozity of the mother is retained (Suomalainen et al, 1987).

* Mother and offspring phenotype combinations that were not found in this study.

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