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Pseudohermaphroditism in Ilyanassa obsoleta (Mollusca: Neogastropoda).

Authors
  • Jenner, M G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Sep 28, 1979
Volume
205
Issue
4413
Pages
1407–1409
Identifiers
PMID: 472758
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Field studies, a rearing and maintenance program, and a transfer experiment have shown that anomalous male traits found in some female Ilyanassa obsoleta are an expression of environmentally controlled psuedohermaphroditism. The particular pattern of pseudohermaphroditism discovered in this species has not been reported previously from any other group, but may be characteristic of the Neogastropoda.

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