Existence of Multiple Sex Genotypes in the Hermaphrodite Polychaete Worm Ophryotrocha puerilis siberti

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IT was demonstrated in 1951 that Ophryotrocha puerilis shows a marked sex variability, as the age when each individual passes from the male to the female sex phase is highly variable. O. puerilis can thus be considered as an unbalanced hermaphroditic species1.

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BACCI, G., BORTESI, O. Existence of Multiple Sex Genotypes in the Hermaphrodite Polychaete Worm Ophryotrocha puerilis siberti . Nature 190, 838 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190838a0

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