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Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions

Ezaz, Tariq; Sarre, Stephen; O'Meally, Denis; Graves, Jennifer; Georges, Arthur


Reptiles epitomize the variability of reproductive and sex determining modes and mechanisms among amniotes. These modes include gonochorism (separate sexes) and parthenogenesis, oviparity, viviparity, and ovoviviparity, genotypic sex determination (GSD) with male (XX/XY) and female (ZZ/ZW) heterogamety and temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Lizards (order Squamata, suborder Sauria) are particularly fascinating because the distribution of sex-determining mechanisms shows no clear...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
DOI: 10.1159/000300507


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