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The evolution of sex determination

Author: Leo W Beukeboom; Nicolas Perrin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sexual reproduction is a fundamental aspect of life. It is defined by the occurrence of meiosis and the fusion of two gametes of different sexes or mating types. Sex-determination mechanisms are responsible for the sexual fate and development of sexual characteristics in an organism, be it a unicellular alga, a plant, or an animal. In many cases, sex determination is genetic: males and females have different  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo W Beukeboom; Nicolas Perrin
ISBN: 9780198753674 0198753675 9780199657148 0199657149
OCLC Number: 919487459
Description: xvi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What are sexes, and why are there sexes? --
The diversity of sexual cycles --
Molecular mechanisms of sex determination --
The quantitative genetics of sex determination --
The evolution of sex chromosomes --
Evolutionary correlates of sex-determination systems --
Transitions among sex-determination systems.
Responsibility: Leo Beukeboom, Nicolas Perrin.

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This book provides a synthesis of the latest theoretical and empirical research on the evolution of sex determination mechanisms, the first for 30 years.  Read more...

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