News tagged with sex determination

First gene linked to temperature sex switch

The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research reported in the journal GENETICS identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex determination in any reptile. Variation at this gene ...

dateMay 05, 2016 in Ecology
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How temperature determines sex in alligators

Some reptiles such as crocodilians and some turtles are known to display temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD), where the ambient temperature of the developing eggs determines the individual's sex. For example in ...

dateDec 23, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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