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The Effect of Genes and the Environment on Determining Sex

Larios Osvaldo and Aida Metzenberg
Department of Biology, CH 5205, California State University, Northridge 18111, Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8303
Abstract—Sex is determined in several ways through evolution. Among the influences on sex determination (SD) are genes, hormone levels, the ratio of sex chromosomes to autosomes and the environment. Genes involved in SD in various species contribute their effects by acting on the Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) encoded by the Amh gene. The AMH inhibits development of mullerian ducts in males, whereas in female development reduced levels of P450 aromatase results in ovarian development. Sex determination involves reconciliation of various factors including both genetic and environmental influences, mediated by hormonal levels regulated by the products of these genes.

Index Terms—sex differentiation, genetic sex determination, temperature-dependent sex determination, sex chromosome, sex change, hermaphroditism, p450aromatase
 
Cite: Larios Osvaldo and Aida Metzenberg, "The Effect of Genes and the Environment on Determining Sex," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 1-9, July 2013.
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