Temperature regulates SOX9 expression in cultured gonads of Lepidochelys olivacea, a species with temperature sex determination.


Although sex determination starts in the gonads, this may not be the case for species with temperature sex determination (TSD). Since temperature affects the whole embryo, extragonadal thermosensitive cells may produce factors that induce gonadal sex determination as a secondary event. To establish if gonads of a species with TSD respond directly to… (More)