Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. Ainsworth Ch. It is unknown how exactly temperature-dependent sex determination evolved. Biology Letters.
Full size image. If plant, as well as animal Y chromosomes have degenerated, this would be evidence that the process is very general. Social Research. In the dioecious species Silene latifoliafour whorls of floral organs are observed in both male and female floral meristems, as it is the case for any hermaphrodite species: sepals, petals, stamens male reproductive organs and carpels female reproductive organs.
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In the case of the chicken, their Z chromosome is more similar to humans' autosome 9. Before using plants to study genetic degeneration, we need to know if their Y chromosomes are indeed degenerating. Theoret Pop Biol55 : — These observations reflect an early arrest of meristem function in male flowers and could be the cause of the lack of cell divisions observed.
Two gene pairs have so far been characterised.
Sex portal. Ainsworth C. Since we observed a whorl-specific arrest in cell proliferation in the early male flower meristem, we suspected a precocious arrest of the flower meristem in male individuals. The sexual differentiation is generally triggered by a main gene a "sex locus" , with a multitude of other genes following in a domino effect.
The 0 denotes the absence of a second sex chromosome. Martin A.