Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Lucchesi, J. C. 2006. Sex Chromosomes. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Sexual reproduction increases the number of different genetic constitutions that are present at each generation and that can be acted upon by natural selection. The genetic information required for the differentiation of fertilized eggs into individuals of different sexes is contained on a special pair of chromosomes: the sex chromosomes.
- sex determination;
- X chromosome;
- Y chromosome