EBOOK / PDF The Evolution of Sex Determination

The Evolution of Sex DeterminationSexual reproduction is a fundamental aspect of life It is defined by the occurrence of meiosis and the fusion of two gametes of different sexes or mating types Sex determination mechanisms are responsible for the sexual fate and development of sexual characteristics in an organism be determination mechanisms are responsible for the sexual fate and development of sexual characteristics in an organism be a unicellular alga a lant or an animal In many cases sex determination is genetic males and females have different alleles or "Different Genes That Specify " genes that specify sexual morphology In this is often accompanied by chromosoma. L differences In other cases sex may be determined by environmental eg temperature or social Variables Eg The Size Of eg the size of organism relative to other members of its opulation Surprisingly sex determination mechanisms are not evolutionarily conserved but are bewilderingly diverse and appear to have had rapid turnover rates during evolution Evolutionary biologists continue to seek a solution to this conundrum What drives the surprising dynamics of such a fundamental rocess that always leads to the same outcome two. Sex types male and female "The Answer Is Complex But "answer is complex but ongoing genomic revolution has already greatly increased our knowledge of sex determination systems and sex chromosomes in recent years This novel book resents and synthesizes our current understanding and clearly shows that sex recent years This novel book resents and synthesizes our current understanding and clearly shows that sex chromosomes in recent years This novel book resents and synthesizes our current understanding and clearly shows that sex determination will remain a dynamic field of future researchThe Evolution of Sex Determination is an advanced research level text suitable for graduate students and researchers in genetics developmental biology and evoluti.