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Environmental sex determination in reptiles

Ciofi, Claudio, Swingland, Ian R. (1995) Environmental sex determination in reptiles. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 51 (3-4). pp. 251-265. ISSN 0168-1591. (doi:10.1016/S0168-1591(96)01108-2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0168-1591(96)01108-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Environmental sex determination; Genotypic sex determination; Temperature; Reptiles
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: T. Nasir
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 12:57 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 08:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18351 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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