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The pea aphid uses a version of the terminal system during oviparous, but not viviparous, development

Overview of attention for article published in EvoDevo, April 2013
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The pea aphid uses a version of the terminal system during oviparous, but not viviparous, development
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EvoDevo, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/2041-9139-4-10
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Ryan D Bickel, Hillary C Cleveland, Joanna Barkas, Caitlin C Jeschke, Amelie A Raz, David L Stern, Gregory K Davis


In most species of aphid, female nymphs develop into either sexual or asexual adults depending on the length of the photoperiod to which their mothers were exposed. The progeny of these sexual and asexual females, in turn, develop in dramatically different ways. The fertilized oocytes of sexual females begin embryogenesis after being deposited on leaves (oviparous development) while the oocytes of asexual females complete embryogenesis within the mother (viviparous development). Compared with oviparous development, viviparous development involves a smaller transient oocyte surrounded by fewer somatic epithelial cells and a smaller early embryo that comprises fewer cells. To investigate whether patterning mechanisms differ between the earliest stages of the oviparous and viviparous modes of pea aphid development, we examined the expression of pea aphid orthologs of genes known to specify embryonic termini in other insects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 38%
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Master 4 13%
Professor 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 69%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Unknown 4 13%

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