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Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems.

Abstract:

Sex determination is a fundamental biological process, yet its mechanisms are remarkably diverse. In vertebrates, sex can be determined by inherited genetic factors or by the temperature experienced during embryonic development. However, the evolutionary causes of this diversity remain unknown. Here we show that live-bearing lizards at different climatic extremes of the species' distribution differ in their sex-determining mechanisms, with temperature-dependent sex determination in lowlands a...

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10.1038/nature09512

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Feldmeyer, B More by this author
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
468
Issue:
7322
Pages:
436-438
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:1b312a6a-0bc5-44b5-acb4-d59357bf9e73
Source identifiers:
209356
Local pid:
pubs:209356

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