Sex determination across evolution: connecting the dots

PLoS Biol. 2005 Jan;3(1):e21. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030021.

Abstract

Sexual differentiation appears to be an ancient, and potentially homologous, feature of animal biology, and yet the pathways that underlie the process exhibit bewildering variety

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Ceratitis capitata / genetics
  • Conserved Sequence
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics
  • Female
  • Heart / physiology
  • Insect Proteins / genetics
  • Male
  • Neurophysiology
  • Sex Determination Processes

Substances

  • Insect Proteins