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Sex determination

Some like it hot (and some don't)

There is a widely accepted theoretical explanation for why sex in some species is determined at the embryo stage by environmental factors such as temperature. That theory is now supported by experiment.

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Figure 1: The jacky dragon, Amphibolurus muricatus.



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Crews, D., Bull, J. Some like it hot (and some don't). Nature 451, 527–528 (2008).

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