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Research Article

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

  • Ben Hanelt mail,

    bhanelt@unm.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Matthew G. Bolek,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa

    Affiliation: Zoological Museum and Institute, Biocenter Grindel, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Published: April 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034472

About the Authors

Ben Hanelt
Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Matthew G. Bolek
Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America
Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa
Zoological Museum and Institute, Biocenter Grindel, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: bhanelt@unm.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BH MGB ASR. Performed the experiments: BH MGB. Analyzed the data: BH MGB ASR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BH MGB ASR. Wrote the paper: BH.