News tagged with sex chromosome

Boy or girl? In lizards, egg size matters

Whether baby lizards will turn out to be male or female is a more complicated question than scientists would have ever guessed, according to a new report published online on June 4th in Current Biology. The study shows that f ...

Jun 04, 2009
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The curious chromosomes of a curious fruit

Incipient sex chromosomes have been found in New Zealand's eponymous export, the kiwifruit. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have mapped the kiwifruit genome and pin-pointed the sex-determining locus. ...

Mar 09, 2009
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Inbreeding insects cast light on longer female lifespans

Inbreeding can unexpectedly extend male lifespan. Insect experiments described in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have shown that, in seed beetles, inbreeding causes males to live longer, while shortening ...

Feb 06, 2009
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