Genetic sex determination mechanisms and evolution.

  • J. Hodgkin
  • Published 1992 in
    BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…


Different animal groups exhibit a surprisingly diversity of sex determination systems. Moreover, even systems that are superficially similar may utilize different underlying mechanisms. This diversity is illustrated by a comparison of sex determination in three well-studied model organisms: the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, the nematode Caenorhabditis… (More)


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