The adaptive significance of temperature-dependent sex determination in a reptile

@article{Warner2008TheAS,
  title={The adaptive significance of temperature-dependent sex determination in a reptile},
  author={Daniel A. Warner and Richard Shine},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={451},
  pages={566-568}
}
Understanding the mechanisms that determine an individual’s sex remains a primary challenge for evolutionary biology. Chromosome-based systems (genotypic sex determination) that generate roughly equal numbers of sons and daughters accord with theory, but the adaptive significance of environmental sex determination (that is, when embryonic environmental conditions determine offspring sex, ESD) is a major unsolved problem. Theoretical models predict that selection should favour ESD over genotypic… Expand
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