Sex determination in the germ line of Drosophila depends on genetic signals and inductive somatic factors.

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We have analyzed the mechanism of sex determination in the germ line of Drosophila by manipulating three parameters: (1) the ratio of X-chromosomes to sets of autosomes (X:A); (2) the state of activity of the gene Sex-lethal (Sxl), and (3) the sex of the gonadal soma. To this end, animals with a ratio of 2X:2A and 2X:3A were sexually transformed into… (More)

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@article{Nthiger1989SexDI, title={Sex determination in the germ line of Drosophila depends on genetic signals and inductive somatic factors.}, author={Rolf N{\"{o}thiger and M Jonglez and Margrit Leuthold and P Meier-Gerschwiler and Trutz Weber}, journal={Development}, year={1989}, volume={107 3}, pages={505-18} }