Cellular mechanisms of sex determination in the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta

@article{Yao2004CellularMO,
  title={Cellular mechanisms of sex determination in the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta},
  author={Humphrey H.-C. Yao and Leo DiNapoli and Blanche Capel},
  journal={Mechanisms of Development},
  year={2004},
  volume={121},
  pages={1393-1401}
}
In all vertebrates sex determination is the step at which development of a testis or ovary is initiated in the bipotential gonad. Although Mus musculus and the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta, use different mechanisms to initiate organogenesis of the testis (the Y-linked gene, Sry, in the mouse vs. the incubation temperature of the egg in the turtle), the structure of the adult testis is strikingly similar. We have identified several cellular mechanisms involved in testis… CONTINUE READING