Restricted accessMoreSectionsView PDF ToolsAdd to favoritesDownload CitationsTrack Citations ShareShare onFacebookTwitterLinked InRedditEmail Cite this article Moritz C. , McCallum H. , Donnellan S. and Roberts J. D. 1991Parasite loads in parthenogenetic and sexual lizards (Heteronotia binoei) : support for the Red Queen hypothesisProc. R. Soc. Lond. B.244145–149http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1991.0063SectionRestricted accessArticleParasite loads in parthenogenetic and sexual lizards (Heteronotia binoei) : support for the Red Queen hypothesis C. Moritz Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author , H. McCallum Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author , S. Donnellan Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author and J. D. Roberts Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author C. Moritz Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author , H. McCallum Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author , S. Donnellan Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author and J. D. Roberts Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for more papers by this author Published:22 May 1991https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1991.0063AbstractOne version of the Red Queen hypothesis suggests that sexual reproduction is maintained in populations because of the need to continually create genotypes that confer resistance against rapidly evolving pathogens and parasites. Here, we report that parthenogenetic individuals of the Heteronotia binoei species complex are much more prone to infection by mites than are their sexual relatives. This accords with a central prediction of the Red Queen hypothesis. The greater susceptibility of the parthenogens is consistent across localities with different combinations of parthenogenetic genotypes and sexual chromosome races and occurs despite the unusually high genetic diversity of the parthenogenetic form. These observations support the contention that clonal reproduction increases the susceptibility of hosts to infection by parasites.FootnotesThis text was harvested from a scanned image of the original document using optical character recognition (OCR) software. As such, it may contain errors. Please contact the Royal Society if you find an error you would like to see corrected. Mathematical notations produced through Infty OCR. 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