Maternally Inherited Sex Ratio in the Parasitoid Wasp Nasonia vitripennis

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Science  26 Feb 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4536, pp. 1133-1134
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4536.1133


Facultative control of the sex ratio has been reported in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis. In a newly wild-eaught strain, females produced few or no male offspring and did not show the usual alterations of sex ratio in response to external conditions. The aberrant trait is inherited through females.

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