Sex-biased expression of sex-differentiating genes FOXL2 and FGF9 in American alligators, alligator Mississippiensis.

@article{Janes2013SexbiasedEO,
  title={Sex-biased expression of sex-differentiating genes FOXL2 and FGF9 in American alligators, alligator Mississippiensis.},
  author={D E Janes and Ruth M. Elsey and Eugene Michael Langan and Nicole Valenzuela and Scott V Edwards},
  journal={Sexual development : genetics, molecular biology, evolution, endocrinology, embryology, and pathology of sex determination and differentiation},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={253-60}
}
Across amniotes, sex-determining mechanisms exhibit great variation, yet the genes that govern sexual differentiation are largely conserved. Studies of evolution of sex-determining and sex-differentiating genes require an exhaustive characterization of functions of those genes such as FOXL2 and FGF9. FOXL2 is associated with ovarian development, and FGF9 is known to play a role in testicular organogenesis in mammals and other amniotes. As a step toward characterization of the evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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