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Mammalian sex - Origin and evolution of the Y chromosome and SRY

Waters, Paul; Wallis, Mary; Graves, Jennifer


Sex determination in vertebrates is accomplished through a highly conserved genetic pathway. But surprisingly, the downstream events may be activated by a variety of triggers, including sex determining genes and environmental cues. Amongst species with genetic sex determination, the sex determining gene is anything but conserved, and the chromosomes that bear this master switch subscribe to special rules of evolution and function. In mammals, with a few notable exceptions, female are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2007.02.007


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