Description

This volume reviews our current understanding for how sex determination is initiated and how it results in sexual dimorphic development. Chapters discussing work on different model systems provide a basis for understanding similarities that exist between different species. Coverage includes discussion of sexual development of the soma in C. elegans; sexual development of the germline in C. elegans; sexual development of the soma in Drosophila; sexual development of the germline in Drosophila; sexual development of the soma in the mouse; sexual development of the germline in the mouse; control of sex-specific behavior in Drosophila; and control of sex-specific behavior in vertebrates.

Key Features

* Uncovers the latest research findings on sexual determination and sexual development * Model systems illustrate key sexual similarities * Explores in-depth the origins of sex specific behavior

Readership

Graduate students and scientists in developmental biology, mathematical sciences, biomathematics, and general life sciences.

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123744968
Electronic ISBN:
9780080922843