Shoemaker and Crews  pointed out another failing: gene expression profiling studies are purely descriptive and do not test gene function. Although there is subtle variation in the pattern and timing of temperature effects, the bottom line is that estrogen receptors are expressed in gonads at both male and female temperatures, which is in harmony with the finding that embryos at male temperatures are responsive to exogenous estrogens.
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Fertility and Sterility. In addition, a subset of eggs was allowed to hatch to determine the effect of hormone treatments on sex ratios. In mammals with XY sex determination system, sex reversals from male to female XY female are more common than reversals from female to male XX male.
They concluded that this differentiation in climate causes divergent selection on regulatory elements in the genetic sex determination in reptiles vs amphibians in Peoria network allowing for the emergence of sex chromosomes in the highlands. Mol Biol Evol.
Introduction Individuals come in one of two distinct forms, male or female, in most metazoans. Microsatellite marker data suggested sex-biased dispersal in the common frog Rana temporaria. One possible explanation is the existence of multiple sex determination loci and their weak linkage with each other.
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Researchers should also endeavor to test the hypothesis that these genes are involved in sex determination. However, it is important to note that these gene regulatory models are hypothetical and that they require experimental testing before firm conclusions are drawn.
Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution , 86—93 This model indicates that there is no genetic predisposition for the embryo of a temperature-sensitive reptile to develop as either male or female, so the early embryo does not have a "sex" until it enters the thermosensitive period of its development.
Mol Cell Endocrinol. Blurring the edges in vertebrate sex determination.