Sex Determination in Reptiles

@article{Bull1980SexDI,
  title={Sex Determination in Reptiles},
  author={James J. Bull},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1980},
  volume={55},
  pages={3 - 21}
}
  • J. Bull
  • Published 1980
  • Biology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Two factors in reptile sex determination have been studied: (1) the presence or absence of heteromorphic sex chromosomes, and (2) the influence of temperature. Recognizable sex chromosomes are common in snakes and lizards, but are apparently rare in turtles and absent in crocodilians and the tuatara. Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) is common in turtles and has been reported in two lizards and alligators; however, data on TSD are available for few non-turtle species. Present… Expand
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