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Sex determination in vertebrates

Abstract : This article provides a short overview of the different sex determination systems of vertebrates and the known genes that initiate sexual development as master regulator in species with genetic sex determination. Besides description of the outstanding variety where the different sex determination systems do not follow any phylogenetic pattern and where new sex determiners have evolved independently and repeatedly an evolutionary perspective on the diversity of sex determination in vertebrates is given.
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Manfred Schartl, Amaury Herpin. Sex determination in vertebrates. Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Volume 6: Comparative Reproduction (2ème ed.), Elsevier, Academic Press, 2018, 978-0-12-815145-7. ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20551-7⟩. ⟨hal-02785937⟩



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