Data from: Origin and genetic diversity of diploid parthenogenetic Artemia in Eurasia

Marta Maccari, Francisco Amat & Africa Gómez
There is wide interest in understanding how genetic diversity is generated and maintained in parthenogenetic lineages, as it will help clarify the debate of the evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction. There are three mechanisms that can be responsible for the generation of genetic diversity of parthenogenetic lineages: contagious parthenogenesis, repeated hybridization and microorganism infections (e.g. Wolbachia). Brine shrimps of the genus Artemia (Crustacea, Branchiopoda, Anostraca) are a good model system to investigate evolutionary transitions...

Registration Year

  • 2013

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal
  • University of Hull