Are Reptiles Predisposed to Temperature- Dependent Sex Determination?

  title={Are Reptiles Predisposed to Temperature- Dependent Sex Determination?},
  author={A. Georges and T. Ezaz and Alexander E. Quinn and S. Sarre},
  journal={Sexual Development},
  pages={15 - 7}
  • A. Georges, T. Ezaz, +1 author S. Sarre
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Sexual Development
  • Vertebrates show an astonishing array of sex determining mechanisms, including male and female heterogamety, multiple sex chromosome systems, environmental sex determination, parthenogenesis and hermaphroditism. Sex determination in mammals and birds is extraordinarily conservative compared to that of reptiles, amphibians and fish. In this paper, we explore possible explanations for the diversity of sex determining modes in reptiles, and in particular, address the prevalence of reptilian… CONTINUE READING
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