An Inherited Male-Producing Factor in Aedes aegypti

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Science  23 Dec 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3443, pp. 1887-1889
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3443.1887


An inherited factor causes a predominance of males in certain strains and in progeny of single pairs of Aedes aegypti L. This factor appears to be transmitted only by males and is not due to differential mortality, at least in postgametic stages. Mass release of male-producing males might be used in control operations.