Sex determination: ways to evolve a hermaphrodite.

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Braendle, Christian; Félix, Marie-Anne;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Current Biology, volume 16, issue 12, pages R468-R471 (issn: 0960-9822)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.05.036
  • Subject: Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all) | [SDV.BID.EVO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity/Populations and Evolution [q-bio.PE] | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) | nematode | mechanism | sex determination

Most species of the nematode genus Caenorhabditis reproduce through males and females; C. elegans and C. briggsae, however, produce self-fertile hermaphrodites instead of females. These transitions to hermaphroditism evolved convergently through distinct modifications o... View more
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