Sex determination and sexual differentiation in the avian model.

@article{Chue2011SexDA,
  title={Sex determination and sexual differentiation in the avian model.},
  author={Justin Chue and Craig A Smith},
  journal={The FEBS journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 7},
  pages={1027-34}
}
The sex of birds is determined by the inheritance of sex chromosomes (ZZ male and ZW female). Genes carried on one or both of these sex chromosomes control sexual differentiation during embryonic life, producing testes in males (ZZ) and ovaries in females (ZW). This minireview summarizes our current understanding of avian sex determination and gonadal development. Most recently, it has been shown that sex is cell autonomous in birds. Evidence from gynandromorphic chickens (male on one side… CONTINUE READING
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