Thus, elevated AR expression at female-producing temperatures may be important for ovary formation in TSD species. Fleming et al. Polycystic ovary syndrome as a form of functional ovarian hyperandrogenism due to dysregulation of androgen secretion. An exciting new approach that deserves special consideration is modeling of gene regulatory networks.
The Evolution of Sex Determination. This approach is significantly more rigorous than most differential display PCR studies because prior studies did not use biological replicates i. Table 2 Different aspects of sex differentiation in marsupials Full size table.
Sign in with your library card Please enter your library card number. Dev Biol. Developmental expression of steroidogenic factor 1 in a turtle with temperature-dependent sex determination. Acknowledgements The expenses for the publication of this paper have been covered by a research grant, obtained by co-author R.
Androgen receptor function in folliculogenesis and its clinical implication in premature ovarian failure.
Regulation of sex steroid production is also a major result of these genetic interactions. By using the amino acid shift as a proxy for sex-determining mechanism in a phylogenetic analysis, we replicated ancestral reconstructions that were previously inferred based on characterizations of mechanisms in a family-level analysis [ 1 ].
Birds and marsupials are unique because their sex is determined by classical GSD mechanism although the embryo remains sensitive to the effects of estrogen. Lizards, snakes, turtles, and bony fishes were described to have all possible mechanisms of sex determination [ 1 ].
Evolution of the gene network underlying gonadogenesis in turtles with temperature-dependent and genotypic sex determination. Hence, Sxl is transcribed and translated in flies with a high X chromosome to autosome ratio XX:AA individuals become females , but is not expressed in flies with a low X to autosome ratio XY:AA individuals become males.
Estradiol and incubation temperature modulate regulation of steroidogenic factor 1 in the developing gonad of the red-eared slider turtle. It has thus been the subject of many studies in reference to species across the entire animal kingdom.
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