Strains of House Flies Producing Only Males
Authors: WAGONER, DALE E.; JOHNSON, ODELL A.
Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 67, Number 4, 15 July 1974 , pp. 553-554(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Several strains of house flies were synthesized that contain males that will produce only male progeny when they are outcrossed to females from most native strains. Males and females from these strains contain male-determining factors (M) on both members of the 3rd pair of chromosomes, and an incompletely penetrant dominant lethal mutation on one chromosome. Females of the strains carry a female-determining factor (F) that is not located on Chromosome 3 and is epistatic to any combination of M factors. The male-producing males have a potential use in genetic control programs for house flies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1974-07-15
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