The polyembryonic wasp, Copidosoma floridanum , produces 2000 offspring from a single egg. As its host caterpillar develops, the numbers of wasps multiply as undifferentiated embryos, morulae. Morula development closely follows the life cycle of the caterpillar. In this study, we examined morulae proliferation, over the life span of the caterpillar. The results show three types of morulae: morulae with sporadic cell division, morulae with no cell division, and morulae with all cells in division.
Species 1: Hymenoptera Encyrtidae Copidosoma floridanum
Species 2: Lepidoptera Noctuidae Trichoplusia ni
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