Sterile males in a parasitoid wasp with complementary sex determination: from fitness costs to population extinction

@inproceedings{Fauvergue2014SterileMI,
  title={Sterile males in a parasitoid wasp with complementary sex determination: from fitness costs to population extinction},
  author={Xavier Fauvergue and Anna Chuine and Chlo{\'e} Vayssade and Alexandra Auguste and Emmanuel Desouhant},
  booktitle={BMC Ecology},
  year={2014}
}
Single-locus complementary sex determination (sl-CSD), which occurs in some insects of the order Hymenoptera, imposes a heavy genetic load that can drive small populations to extinction. The core process in these species is the development of individuals homozygous at the sex-determining locus into unfit diploid males. The risk of extinction of populations… CONTINUE READING