Sex determination: How worms count to two

Ronald E. Ellis, Xiangmei Chen

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A century ago, Bridges proposed that male genes on the autosomes and female genes on the X chromosome compete to determine sexual identity. New genetic and molecular studies establish Caenorhabditis elegans as the first animal known to use this mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R573-R575
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 8 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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