Temperature-dependent sex determination in turtles

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


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.

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