Induction and Evaluation of Inbreeding Crosses Using the Ant, Vollenhovia Emeryi.

@article{Miyakawa2018InductionAE,
  title={Induction and Evaluation of Inbreeding Crosses Using the Ant, Vollenhovia Emeryi.},
  author={Misato Okamoto Miyakawa and Hitoshi Miyakawa},
  journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2018},
  volume={140}
}
The genetic and molecular components of the sex-determination cascade have been extensively studied in the honeybee, Apis mellifera, a hymenopteran model organism. However, little is known about the sex-determination mechanisms found in other non-model hymenopteran taxa, such as ants. Because of the complex nature of the life cycles that have evolved in hymenopteran species, it is difficult to maintain and conduct experimental crosses between these organisms in the laboratory. Here, we describe…