Sex Conversion Induced by Hydrostatic Pressure in the Marine Copepod Tigriopus californicus

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Science  17 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3703, pp. 1619-1621
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3703.1619


High hydrostatic pressure applied to the naupliar larval stages of the marine copepod Tigriopus californicus converts some individuals that would have become males into females. The copepodid stages are not sensitive to pressureinduced conversion.