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Evolutionary transitions between mechanisms of sex determination in vertebrates

Quinn, Alexander E; Sarre, Stephen; Ezaz, Tariq; Graves, Jennifer; Georges, Arthur

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Sex in many organisms is a dichotomous phenotype- individuals are either male or female. The molecular pathways underlying sex determination are governed by the genetic contribution of parents to the zygote, the environment in which the zygote develops or interaction of the two, depending on the species. Systems in which multiple interacting influences or a continuously varying influence (such as temperature) determines a dichotomous outcome have at least one threshold. We show that when sex is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63226
Source: Biology Letters
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.1126

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