Evolution of sex chromosomes in Sauropsida.

@article{Organ2008EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of sex chromosomes in Sauropsida.},
  author={Christopher Lee Organ and Daniel E. Janes},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          512-9
        }
}
  • C. Organ, D. Janes
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Biology
  • Integrative and comparative biology
Reptiles (sauropsids) represent the sister group to mammals, and the basal members of Reptilia may provide a good model for the condition of the common ancestor of both groups. Sex-determining mechanisms (SDM) and organizations of sex chromosomes among genotypically sex-determining (GSD) species vary widely across reptiles. Birds and snakes, for example, are entirely GSD whereas other reptiles, like all crocodilians, exhibit temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Here we explore the… 

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