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The Differences between the sexes

Author: R V Short; E Balaban
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading authorities discuss a dazzling array of differences between the sexes.

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
Kongress
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R V Short; E Balaban
ISBN: 052144411X 9780521444118 0521448786 9780521448789
OCLC Number: 28708379
Notes: Papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Comparative Physiology, Sept. 12-14, 1992, Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.
Description: xvi, 479 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Why sex? / R.V. Short --
Constraints to parthenogenesis / D. Crews --
Sexual selection and the evolution of sex differences / J.D. Reynolds and P.H. Harvey --
Sexual dimorphism in the Hymenoptera / J.W. Stubblefield and J. Seger --
Sex change in fishes --
how and why? / D.Y. Shapiro --
Teeth, horns and antlers: the weapons of sex / G.A. Lincoln --
The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in primates / R.D. Martin, L.A. Willner and A. Dettling --
Translating gonadal sex into phenotypic / J.D. Wilson --
Sexual dimorphisms in the gonads and reproductive tracts of marsupial mammals / M.B. Renfree --
Regulation of sexual dimorphism in rat liver / J.-A. Gustafsson --
Sex differences in sounds and their causes / E. Balaban --
Brain structure: causes and consequences of brain sex / M. Gahr --
Hormone --
behavior interactions and mating systems in male and female birds / J.C. Wingfield --
Sex differences in the behaviour of African elephants / J.H. Poole. The costs of sex / T.H. Clutton-Brock --
Pheromones: the fruit fly's perfumed garden / J/-F. Ferveur, M. Cobb, Y. Oguma and J.-M. Jallon --
Evolution of mammalian sex-chromosomes / M.F. Lyon --
Mammaliam sex-determining genes / J.A. Marshall Graves --
Bizarre mammalian sex-determining mechanisms / K. Fredga --
Environmental control gonadal differentiation / C. Pieau, M. Girondot, G. Desvages, M. Dorizzi, N. Richard-Mercier and P. Zaborski --
A man's a man for a'that / R.V. Short --
A few chromosamal differences among friends / E. Balaban.
Responsibility: edited by R.V. Short and E. Balaban.
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