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Sex changes in reptiles

Posted by: Fiona McFarlane

August 29, 2017

A reptile, a bearded dragon, yellowish in colour, lying on a rock
An Australian bearded dragon, Queensland. Vicki S. CC0 1.0

Research by Environomics FSP scientist, Clare Holleley, features in the latest (June 14, 2017) issue of the prestigious journal Science Advances.

Differential intron retention in Jumonji chromatin modifier genes is implicated in reptile temperature-dependent sex determination. Science Advances 3 (6). Read the paper here, and read the article in The Sydney Morning Herald here.

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