Male-killing selfish cytoplasmic element causes sex-ratio distortion in Drosophila melanogaster

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Sex ratio distortion induced by a male-killing agent has been found to affect Drosophila melanogaster. The trait was discovered accidentally in a collection of flies from markets in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil. Repeated crosses with Canton-S males (for 15 generations to date) and successful transmission using the injection of macerates of sex ratio… (More)
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2540.2000.00785.x

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@article{Montenegro2000MalekillingSC, title={Male-killing selfish cytoplasmic element causes sex-ratio distortion in Drosophila melanogaster}, author={Hor{\'a}cio Montenegro and Wilma N Souza and Domingos da Silva Leite and Louis Bernard Klaczko}, journal={Heredity}, year={2000}, volume={85}, pages={465-470} }