Ellobius lutescens: Sex Determination and Sex Chromosome

  title={Ellobius lutescens: Sex Determination and Sex Chromosome},
  author={Walter Just and Annette Baumstark and A. S{\"u}ss and Alexander S. Graphodatsky and Willem Rens and N. Sch{\"a}fer and Irina Bakloushinskaya and H. Hameister and Walther Vogel},
  journal={Sexual Development},
  pages={211 - 221}
The mole vole Ellobius lutescens is an interesting animal, not only concerning its sex determination mechanism without the Y-chromosomal Sry gene, that triggers sex determination in nearly all other mammalian species, but also regarding the karyotype with an odd number of chromosomes, being identical in male and female animals. The odd chromosome represents the X chromosome, and therefore, even males do not have a Y chromosome. We present an overview of a search for candidate genes of male sex… 

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