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

    • Neuroscience(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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