Differential expression of the MHM region and of sex-determining-related genes during gonadal development in chicken embryos.

@article{Caetano2014DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential expression of the MHM region and of sex-determining-related genes during gonadal development in chicken embryos.},
  author={Leony Cristina Caetano and Federico Gennaro and Kiran Coelho and F M Ara{\'u}jo and Reginaldo Aparecido Vila and Ana Lu{\'i}za Vieira de Ara{\'u}jo and Ana de Melo Bernardo and C{\'i}ntia Righetti Marcondes and Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes and E S Ramos},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={838-49}
}
The chicken (Gallus gallus) embryo has been used as a classic model system for developmental studies because of its easy accessibility for surgical manipulation during embryonic development. Sex determination in birds is chromosomally based (ZZ for males and ZW for females); however, the basic mechanism of sex determination is still unknown. Here, the dynamics of expression of candidate genes implicated in vertebrate sex determination and differentiation were studied during embryonic chicken… CONTINUE READING