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Half-male, half-female fowl explain sex determinat

Kanan (527196) writes | more than 4 years ago

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Kanan (527196) writes "From the article, "A study of sexually scrambled chickens suggests that sex in birds is determined in a radically different way from that in mammals.

Researchers studied three chickens that appeared to be literally half-male and half-female, and found that nearly every cell in their bodies — from wattle to toe — has an inherent sex identity. This cell-by-cell sex orientation contrasts sharply with the situation in mammals, in which organism-wide sex identity is established through hormones." Check out the picture's on at the BBC's story."

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