Sex chromosomes and sex determination in bombyx mori

Hiroaki Abe, Tsuguru Fujii, Toru Shimada

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All insects are gonochoristic, and their sex is usually genetically determined. The genetic and molecular mechanism as to how sex is determined has been discussed in detail for Drosophila (Schütt and Nöthiger 2000), and recently, sex-determining genes have been identified in the honeybee Apis mellifera (Hasselmann et al. 2008).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781420060201
ISBN (Print)9781420060140
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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