haplodiploid


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haplodiploid

(hăp′lō-dĭp′loid′)
adj.
Of or relating to a system of sexual determination in which diploid females develop from fertilized eggs and haploid males develop from unfertilized eggs, as in most hymenopterans, such as ants and bees, and certain other invertebrates.
n.
A haplodiploid organism or species.

hap′lo·dip′loi′dy (-loi′dē) n.
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Inbreeding depression and haplodiploidy: experimental measures in a parasitoid and comparisons across diploid and haplodiploid insect taxa.
Further, the haplodiploid sex determination leads to strong selection against deleterious alleles in the haploid males (Denholm et al.
In haplodiploid insects such as Hymenoptera, males develop from an unfertilized haploid egg, but females originate from a fertilized diploid egg.