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Sex determination: two copies for one cock.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.
2009 (English)In: Current Biology, ISSN 0960-9822, E-ISSN 1879-0445, Vol. 19, no 19, R909-R910 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The molecular mechanism of sex determination in birds has long remained mysterious. Genetically male chicken embryos, which have two Z sex chromosomes, develop female gonads when the Z chromosome-linked gene DMRT1 is knocked out. This suggests that sex is determined by Z chromosome dosage.

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2009. Vol. 19, no 19, R909-R910 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136626DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.09.001PubMedID: 19825356OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136626DiVA: diva2:377214
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2010-12-22Bibliographically approved

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