News tagged with sex ratios

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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Humans threaten Asian horseshoe crabs

Human activity is affecting the population of Asian horseshoe crabs in the state of Sabah in Malaysia, possibly by disrupting the male to female ratio – that is the conclusion of a study that surveyed two populations of ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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