News tagged with sex determination

Gender roles in ancient times

Two new studies by Osaka University researchers provide insights on why male and female bodies of the same species differ. The studies show factors that regulate the expression of doublesex1, a gene responsible for the growth ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Following a frog's evolutionary movements

A common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species according to new genetic data collected by an international group of scientists. If the two groups of frogs are confirmed to be different species, assigning ...

dateNov 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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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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