Single locus complementary sex determination in Hymenoptera: an "unintelligent" design?

@article{Wilgenburg2005SingleLC,
  title={Single locus complementary sex determination in Hymenoptera: an "unintelligent" design?},
  author={Ellen van Wilgenburg and Gerard Driessen and Leo W Beukeboom},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
The haplodiploid sex determining mechanism in Hymenoptera (males are haploid, females are diploid) has played an important role in the evolution of this insect order. In Hymenoptera sex is usually determined by a single locus, heterozygotes are female and hemizygotes are male. Under inbreeding, homozygous diploid and sterile males occur which form a genetic burden for a population. We review life history and genetical traits that may overcome the disadvantages of single locus complementary sex… CONTINUE READING
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