Sex determination in bees XXI. Number of xo-heteroalleles in a natural population ofMelipona compressipes fasciculata (Apidae)

  title={Sex determination in bees XXI. Number of xo-heteroalleles in a natural population ofMelipona compressipes fasciculata (Apidae)},
  author={Warwick Estevam Kerr},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  • W. E. Kerr
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
SummaryData are produced that allows estimating the number of xo-heteroalleles ofMelipona compressipes fasciculata as being equal to 20.0 (s=1.36) which does not differ significantly fromApis mellifera (n=18.9). Emphasis is given to the fact that the lethal equivalents estimate forApis mellifera (1.29 to 1.36) also does not differ from the one found for meliponids (1.08 to 1.14). These equations are supposed to be due to similar evolutionary pressures that sex determination and eusocial life… Expand

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