Reports

Temperature-dependent sex determination in turtles

Science  07 Dec 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4423, pp. 1186-1188
DOI: 10.1126/science.505003

Abstract

The sex of hatchling map turtles is determined by incubation temperature of eggs in the laboratory as well as in nature. Temperature controls sex differentiation rather than causing a differential mortality of sexes. Temperature has no effect on sex determination in a soft-shelled turtle.