, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 45-47

Hybridization and inbreeding effects on genome coadaptation in a haplo-diploid hymenoptera:Cothonaspis boulardi (Eucoilidae)

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Hybridization and inbreeding effects were tested in 2 populations of a haplo-diploid parasitic wasp,Cothonaspis boulardi. No inbreeding depression was observed. This suggests adaptation of the genome to total homozygosity and the absence of new gene rearrangements which could be lethal after hybridization.

We thank R. Grantham for his criticism, J. David and J. M. Legay for reading the manuscript. The laboratory is associated with CNRS No 243.