Journal of Genetics

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 267–277 | Cite as

Sex inheritance inPediculus humanus var.corporis

  • Edward Hindle


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    The results of these experiments show that inP. humanus var.corporis three types of families may occur: (a) Female families, (b) Male families, (c) Mixed families, in which there is an indication of some ratio between the numbers of the two sexes.

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    There is a strong suggestion of the existence of two kinds of females, as well as two kinds of males.

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    The attached chart gives the pedigree of two families carried through four generations.



Hermaphroditism Male Brood Mixed Brood Mixed Family Unfertilized Female 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Hindle
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Magdalene CollegeCambridge
  2. 2.Quick LaboratoryCambridge

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