Environmental sex determination in reptiles

Ciofi, Claudio and Swingland, Ian R. (1995) Environmental sex determination in reptiles. In: Workshop on Research in Zoos: From Behaviour to Sex Ratio Manipulation, July 1995, Rotterdam, Netherlands. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In recent years, representatives of more than 40 families of reptiles have been studied to understand how environmental parameters affect sex determination. In this review, we summarise the distribution and taxonomic pattern of sex determining mechanisms, outline the main hypotheses of the adaptive significance of temperature sex determination (TSD), and of skewed population sex ratios. We also examine the competing hypotheses of the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in TSD. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 12:57
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