Intergenomic Arms Races: Detection of a Nuclear Rescue Gene of Male-Killing in a Ladybird

  title={Intergenomic Arms Races: Detection of a Nuclear Rescue Gene of Male-Killing in a Ladybird},
  author={Tamsin M. O. Majerus and Michael E. N. Majerus},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Many species of arthropod are infected by deleterious inherited micro-organisms. Typically these micro-organisms are inherited maternally. Consequently, some, particularly bacteria of the genus Wolbachia, employ a variety of strategies that favour female over male hosts. These strategies include feminisation, induction of parthenogenesis and male-killing. These strategies result in female biased sex ratios in host populations, which lead to selection for host factors that promote male… CONTINUE READING
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