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Mammalian Sex Determination

  1. Joe Leigh Simpson

Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001886.pub2

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How to Cite

Simpson, J. L. 2008. Mammalian Sex Determination. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

Abstract

Sex determination is the process by which genes direct male and female embryos to become distinguishable from each other.

Keywords:

  • Y chromosome;
  • SRY;
  • X-ovarian maintenance;
  • autosomes;
  • antimüllerian hormone