Gonadal sex determination and differentiation

Peter A Koopman, Dagmar Wilhelm

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The development of male or female sex in the embryo is dependent on whether testes or ovaries develop from the primordial gonads. This decision is in turn controlled by the function of a gene, SRY, found on the Y chromosome in mammals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Life Sciences
Pages1 - 7
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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