What does Thelytoky mean in Apiculture Dictionary?

  • a kind of parthenogenetic reproduction where unfertilized eggs develop into females. Generally with bees this will be discussing a colony rearing a queen from a laying worker egg. This is certainly very unusual, but recorded, with European Honey Bees. Extremely common with Cape Bees. by RandyReport definition

Related Sources

  • Agriculture Dictionary for "Thelytoky"
    • Parthenogenetic production of females from unfertilized…
    • View More
  • Apiculture Dictionary for "Thelytoky"
    • a kind of parthenogenetic reproduction where…
    • View More
28 votes

How would you define Thelytoky?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!