Temperature sex reversal implies sex gene dosage in a reptile.

@article{Quinn2007TemperatureSR,
  title={Temperature sex reversal implies sex gene dosage in a reptile.},
  author={Alexander E. Quinn and Arthur Georges and Stephen D. Sarre and Fiorenzo Guarino and Tariq Ezaz and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={316 5823},
  pages={
          411
        }
}
Sex in reptiles is determined by genes on sex chromosomes or by incubation temperature. Previously these two modes were thought to be distinct, yet we show that high incubation temperatures reverse genotypic males (ZZ) to phenotypic females in a lizard with ZZ and ZW sex chromosomes. Thus, the W chromosome is not necessary for female differentiation. Sex determination is probably via a dosage-sensitive male-determining gene on the Z chromosome that is inactivated by extreme temperatures. Our… CONTINUE READING

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