Gonadal sex determination and differentiation

Peter A Koopman, Dagmar Wilhelm

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Abstract

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
Volume2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Koopman, P. A., & Wilhelm, D. (2006). Gonadal sex determination and differentiation. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (Vol. 2006, pp. 1 - 7) https://doi.org/10.1038/NPG.ELS.0004361