One possible explanation that TSD is common in amniotes is phylogenetic inertia — TSD is the ancestral condition in this clade and is simply maintained in extant lineages because it is currently adaptively neutral or nearly so. The adaptive significance of TSD is currently not well understood. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
Researchers have also noted that the warmer the sand, the higher the ratio of female turtles. Adams
In these cases, for economy of space in the Table S1 only the average sex ratio value, representative for all the intermediate temperatures, is shown. Bull, James, and Richard Vogt. Mrosovsky, S. In future, we would like to know how an unstable environmental factor such as incubation temperature was able to establish itself as a sex determination factor.
Download as PDF Printable version. Tabata K Reduction of female proportion in lower growing fish separated from normal and feminized seedlings of hirane Paralichthys olivaceus. Fish Bull — In researchers established the existence of genotypic sex determination among turtlesa result that weakened support for TSD in reptiles and in vertebrates.
Sex-determining mechanisms in reptiles are broadly divided into two main categories: genotypic sex determination GSD and temperature-dependent sex determination TSD. Corrected proof. Other work centers on a theoretical model the Charnov — Bull model  predicted that selection should favour TSD over chromosome -based systems when "the developmental environment differentially influences male versus female fitness";  this theoretical model was empirically validated thirty years later  but the generality of this hypothesis in reptiles is questioned.
In most species, gender is determined during fertilization. More examples of context-dependent sex determination will be studied in Chapter For instance, polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs are pollutants whose molecules are structurally similar to some estrogens.
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