Data from: Population-level consequences of complementary sex determination in a solitary parasitoid

Jetske G. De Boer, Martien A. M. Groenen, Bart A. Pannebakker, Leo W. Beukeboom & Robert H. S. Kraus
Background: Sex determination mechanisms are known to be evolutionarily labile but the factors driving transitions in sex determination mechanisms are poorly understood. All insects of the Hymenoptera are haplodiploid, with males normally developing from unfertilized haploid eggs. Under complementary sex determination (CSD), diploid males can be produced from fertilized eggs that are homozygous at the sex locus. Diploid males have near-zero fitness and thus represent a genetic load, which is especially severe under inbreeding. Here,...
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