female heterogamety

female heterogamety

[¦fē‚māl ¦hed·ə·rō·gə′mēd·ē]
(genetics)
The production by females of two kinds of gametes differing in sex chromosome complement, as in birds and Lepidoptera.
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Studies of mating signals in birds will be instructive as to whether this discrepancy is specific to Lepidoptera or a consequence of female heterogamety.
Among these, Aves and Lepidoptera have both female heterogamety and hybrid loss of fitness primarily in the females.
We compared taxa with female heterogamety to their nearest closest relatives with male heterogamety, and asked in which of those sister taxa is female hybrid inviability more common.