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Monotreme sex chromosomes: implications for the evolution of amniote sex chromosomes

Waters, Paul; Graves, Jennifer


In vertebrates, a highly conserved pathway of genetic events controls male and female development, to the extent that many genes involved in human sex determination are also involved in fish sex determination. Surprisingly, the master switch to this pathway, which intuitively could be considered the most critical step, is inconsistent between vertebrate taxa. Interspersed in the vertebrate tree there are species that determine sex by environmental cues such as the temperature at which eggs are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Reproduction, Fertility and Development
DOI: 10.1071/RD09250


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