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The dragon Lizard Pogona vitticeps has ZZ/ZW micro-sex chromosomes

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

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The bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps (Agamidae: Reptilia), is an agamid lizard endemic to Australia. Like crocodilians and many turtles, temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) is common in agamid lizards, although many species have genotypic sex determination (GSD). P. vitticeps is reported to have GSD, but no detectable sex chromosomes. Here we used molecular cytogenetic and differential banding techniques to reveal sex chromosomes in this species. Comparative genomic hybridization...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79226
Source: Chromosome Research
DOI: 10.1007/s10577-005-1010-9

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