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dc.creatorMoeller, Karla T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-18T23:34:17Z
dc.date.available2013-03-18T23:34:17Z
dc.date.created2013-02-01en_US
dc.date.issued2013-03-18
dc.identifier.otherembryo:129157en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/4214
dc.description.abstractThe sex of a reptile embryo partly results from the production of sex hormones during development, and one process to produce those hormones depends on the temperature of the embryo's environment. The production of sex hormones can result solely from genetics or from genetics in combination with the influence of environmental factors. In genotypic sex determination, also called genetic or chromosomal sex determination, an organism's genes determine which hormones are produced. Non-genetic sex determination occurs when the sex of an organism can be altered during a sensitive period of development due to external factors such as temperature, humidity, or social interactions. Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD), where the temperature of the embryo's environment influences its sex development, is a widespread non-genetic process of sex determination among vertebrates, including reptiles. All crocodilians, most turtles, many fish, and some lizards exhibit TSD.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshSex differentiation
dc.subject.lcshReproduction
dc.subject.lcshAdaptation
dc.subject.lcshFetal development
dc.subject.lcshEmbryological development
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmental biology
dc.subject.lcshEmbryos
dc.subject.lcshReptiles
dc.subject.lcshevolution
dc.subject.lcshHormones, Sex
dc.subject.lcshReptiles--Eggs
dc.subject.lcshEggs--Incubation
dc.subject.meshSex Determination Processes
dc.titleTemperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Reptilesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/)en_US
dc.subject.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.tagSex determinationen_US
dc.subject.tagReptilesen_US
dc.subject.tagTurtlesen_US
dc.subject.tagHormonesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2013-02-01en_US
dc.contributer.editorMacCord, Kate


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