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Researchers at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf have found a new gene involved in the sex determination pathway in honeybees. The gene feminizer (fem) is the ancestrally conserved progenitor gene from which the complementary sex determiner (csd) gene arose and is located 12 kilobases upstream of csd.

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