Identification of sex-specific transcripts of the Anopheles gambiae doublesex gene.

  title={Identification of sex-specific transcripts of the Anopheles gambiae doublesex gene.},
  author={Christina Scali and Flaminia Catteruccia and Qiuxiang Li and Andrea Crisanti},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={208 Pt 19},
The understanding of the molecular mechanisms of sex differentiation in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae could identify important candidate genes for inducing selective male sterility in transgenic lines or for sex-controlled expression of lethal genes. In many insects, doublesex (dsx) is the double-switch gene at the bottom of the somatic sex-determination cascade that determines the differentiation of sexually dimorphic traits. We report here on the identification of the dsx homologue in A… CONTINUE READING

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