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.

Table of Contents

1) Sexual development of the soma in C. elegans 2) Sexual development of the germline in C. elegans 3) Sexual development of the soma in Drosophila 4) Sexual development of the germline in Drosophila 5) Sexual development of the soma in the mouse 6) Sexual development of the germline in the mouse 7) The control of sex-specific behavior in Drosophila 8) The control of sex-specific behavior in vertebrates

Details

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