Unlike genotypic sex determination, in which sex is determined at fertilization by the complement of sex chromosomes present in the zygote, no sex chromosomes are present in species with ESD; instead sex is determined by some environmental cue during a discrete period later in embryonic development Wibbels et al.
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It is best to leave alligators alone. Administering estradiol at male-producing temperatures generates females that are physiologically identical to temperature-produced females. These chemicals block the conversion of testosterone to estradiol during development so each sex offspring can be produced at all temperatures.
June 6, Christopher. Synergism between temperature and hormones has also been identified in these systems. Raccoons have known to be nest raiders when it comes to alligator eggs and alligator nest temperature sex hatchlings in Illinois completely destroy a nest if given the chance.
This is a picture of an alligator nest and a camera to monitor the happenings for research.
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