Identification and characterisation of a Masculinizer homolog in the diamondback moth Plutella xylostellaHarvey-Samuel, T., V. C. Norman, R. Carter, E. Lovett and L. Alphey, Insect Molecular Biology, 2019:2019. 2019.
Recently, a novel sex-determination system was identified in the silkworm (Bombyx mori) in which a piRNA encoded on the female-specific W chromosome silences a Z-linked gene (Masculinizer) which would otherwise initiate male sex-determination and dosage compensation. ...
Keywords: diamondback moth, dosage compensation, doublesex, Gene drive, gene drive genetics, gene drive synthetic, insects, masculinizer, Plutella xylostella, sex determination