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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225770/sex-determination-mode-does-not-affect-body-or-genital-development-of-the-central-bearded-dragon-pogona-vitticeps
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Sarah L Whiteley, Clare E Holleley, Wendy A Ruscoe, Meghan Castelli, Darryl L Whitehead, Juan Lei, Arthur Georges, Vera Weisbecker
Background: The development of male- or female-specific phenotypes in squamates is typically controlled by either temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) or chromosome-based genetic sex determination (GSD). However, while sex determination is a major switch in individual phenotypic development, it is unknownhow evolutionary transitions between GSD and TSD might impact on the evolution of squamate phenotypes, particularly the fast-evolving and diverse genitalia. Here, we take the unique opportunity of studying the impact of both sex determination mechanisms on the embryological development of the central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)...
2017: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208362/feminizing-effects-of-exposure-to-corexit-enhanced-water-accommodated-fraction-of-crude-oil-in-vitro-on-sex-determination-in-alligator-mississippiensis
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Cameron E Williams, Nicole A McNabb, Arnold Brunell, Russell H Lowers, Yoshinao Katsu, Demetri D Spyropoulos, Satomi Kohno
Deepwater Horizon spilled over 200 million gallons of oil into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. In an effort to contain the spill, chemical dispersants were applied to minimize the amount of oil reaching coastal shorelines. However, the biological impacts of chemically-dispersed oil are not well characterized, and there is a particular lack of knowledge concerning sublethal long-term effects of exposure. This study examined potential estrogenic effects of CWAF, Corexit 9500-enhanced water-accommodated fraction of oil, by examining its effect on estrogen receptors and sex determination in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis...
December 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200993/brain-sexual-differentiation-and-requirement-of-sry-why-or-why-not
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Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Brain sexual differentiation is orchestrated by precise coordination of sex steroid hormones. In some species, programming of select male brain regions is dependent upon aromatization of testosterone to estrogen. In mammals, these hormones surge during the organizational and activational periods that occur during perinatal development and adulthood, respectively. In various fish and reptiles, incubation temperature during a critical embryonic period results in male or female sexual differentiation, but this can be overridden in males by early exposure to estrogenic chemicals...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197555/temperature-vs-estrogen-induced-sex-determination-in-caiman-latirostris-embryos-both-females-but-with-different-expression-patterns-of-key-molecules-involved-in-ovarian-development
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Canesini Guillermina, Stoker Cora, H Galoppo Germán, L Durando Milena, V Tschopp María, H Luque Enrique, M Muñoz-de-Toro Mónica, G Ramos Jorge
Caiman latirostris is a species with temperature dependent sex determination (TSD), which implies that the incubation temperature of the eggs is the main factor that determines the sex during a thermo-sensitive period (TSP). However, estrogens play a critical role in this process. The administration of 17β-estradiol (E2) previous to TSP overrides the effects of male incubation temperature, producing phenotypic females. This effect has been defined as sex reversal or estrogen-induced sex determination (E2SD)...
November 29, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194953/reptile-embryos-are-not-capable-of-behavioral-thermoregulation-in-the-egg
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Gerardo A Cordero, Rory S Telemeco, Eric J Gangloff
Reptile embryos have recently been observed moving within the egg in response to temperature, raising the exciting possibility that embryos might behaviorally thermoregulate analogous to adults. However, the conjecture that reptile embryos have ample opportunity and capacity to adaptively control their body temperature warrants further discussion. Using turtles as a model, we discuss the spatiotemporal constraints to movement in reptile embryos. We demonstrate that, as embryos grow, the internal egg space rapidly diminishes such that the temporal window for appreciable displacement is confined to stages that feature incomplete neuromuscular differentiation...
December 1, 2017: Evolution & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194826/disentangling-sex-allocation-in-a-viviparous-reptile-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination-a-multifactorial-approach
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Jodie Gruber, George D Cunningham, Geoffrey M While, Erik Wapstra
Females are predicted to alter sex allocation when ecological, physiological and behavioural variables have different consequences on the fitness of male and female offspring. Traditionally, tests of sex allocation have examined single causative factors, often ignoring possible interactions between multiple factors. Here we used a multi-factorial approach to examine sex allocation in the viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus. We integrated a 16-year observational field study with a manipulative laboratory experiment to explore whether the effects of the maternal thermal environment interact with the resources available to females for reproduction to affect sex allocation decisions...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194040/effect-of-preanalytical-and-analytical-variables-on-the-clinical-utility-of-mean-platelet-volume
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Mauro Buttarello, Giacomo Mezzapelle, Mario Plebani
BACKGROUND: The study endpoint was to analyze the effect of preanalytical (time, temperature, anticoagulant) and analytical (imprecision, correlation between volume and platelet concentration) variables on mean platelet volume (MPV). A further aim was to calculate in an adult population the reference intervals using the Sysmex XE-5000 analyzer. A critical evaluation was also made of the clinical utility of these parameters. METHODS: Analyses of the above values were performed in duplicate in 170 healthy adults of both sexes: (1) within 30 min from collection, and (2) after 4 h...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192334/putative-independent-evolutionary-reversals-from-genotypic-to-temperature-dependent-sex-determination-are-associated-with-accelerated-evolution-of-sex-determining-genes-in-turtles
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Robert Literman, Alexandria Burrett, Basanta Bista, Nicole Valenzuela
The evolutionary lability of sex-determining mechanisms across the tree of life is well recognized, yet the extent of molecular changes that accompany these repeated transitions remain obscure. Most turtles retain the ancestral temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) from which multiple transitions to genotypic sex determination (GSD) occurred independently, and two contrasting hypotheses posit the existence or absence of reversals back to TSD. Here we examined the molecular evolution of the coding regions of a set of gene regulators involved in gonadal development in turtles and several other vertebrates...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037408/epigenetic-control-of-cyp19a1a-expression-is-critical-for-high-temperature-induced-nile-tilapia-masculinization
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Yi Ya Wang, Li Xue Sun, Jia Jie Zhu, Yan Zhao, Hui Wang, Hong Jun Liu, Xiang Shan Ji
In fish species with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) or genotypic sex determination plus temperature effects (GSD + TE), temperature can either affect sex differentiation or determine the sex. However, it is unknown if epigenetic control of cyp19a1a expression is critical for high temperature induced masculinization in the freshwater fish Nile tilapia. We analyzed the cyp19a1a DNA methylation levels in three age groups and found that they were lower in females than in males. At 8 months of age, males had DNA methylation levels of the cyp19a1a promoter that were almost twice as high as those of females...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036698/chromosomal-context-affects-the-molecular-evolution-of-sex-linked-genes-and-their-autosomal-counterparts-in-turtles-and-other-vertebrates
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Srihari Radhakrishnan, Nicole Valenzuela, Melissa Wilson Sayres
Sex chromosomes evolve differently from autosomes because natural selection acts distinctly on them given their reduced recombination and smaller population size. Various studies of sex-linked genes compared with different autosomal genes within species support these predictions. Here, we take a novel alternative approach by comparing the rate of evolution between subsets of genes that are sex-linked in selected reptiles/vertebrates and the same genes located in autosomes in other amniotes. We report for the first time the faster evolution of Z-linked genes in a turtle (the Chinese softshell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis) relative to autosomal orthologs in other taxa, including turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992907/scaling-relationships-among-heart-rate-electrocardiography-parameters-and-body-weight
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Amanda Sarita Cruz Aleixo, Angélica Alfonso, Eunice Oba, Fabiana Ferreira de Souza, Raíssa Karolliny Salgueiro Cruz, Maurício Gianfrancesco Fillippi, Simone Biagio Chiacchio, Miriam Tsunemi, Maria Lucia Gomes Lourenço
Although heart rate (HR) is one of the most important clinical parameters determined via physical examinations, little information is available on the normal HR in dogs, which may be related to the high variability of body weight (BW) in this species. HR is determined by the discharge rate of the sinus node, which is dependent on the autonomic nervous system and the release of catecholamines. The allometric relationship between BW and HR in different species has been described as inversely proportional; however, this relationship has been refuted...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959033/temperature-dependent-sex-reversal-by-a-transformer-2-gene-edited-mutation-in-the-spotted-wing-drosophila-drosophila-suzukii
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Jianwei Li, Alfred M Handler
Female to male sex reversal was achieved in an emerging agricultural insect pest, Drosophila suzukii, by creating a temperature-sensitive point mutation in the sex-determination gene, transformer-2 (tra-2), using CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated) homology-directed repair gene-editing. Ds-tra-2 (ts2) mutants developed as normal fertile XX and XY adults at permissive temperatures below 20 °C, but at higher restrictive temperatures (26 to 29 °C) chromosomal XX females developed as sterile intersexuals with a predominant male phenotype, while XY males developed with normal morphology, but were sterile...
September 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859684/sex-differences-in-thermal-detection-and-thermal-pain-threshold-and-the-thermal-grill-illusion-a-psychophysical-study-in-young-volunteers
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Beate Averbeck, Lena Seitz, Florian P Kolb, Dieter F Kutz
BACKGROUND: Sex-related differences in human thermal and pain sensitivity are the subject of controversial discussion. The goal of this study in a large number of subjects was to investigate sex differences in thermal and thermal pain perception and the thermal grill illusion (TGI) as a phenomenon reflecting crosstalk between the thermoreceptive and nociceptive systems. The thermal grill illusion is a sensation of strong, but not necessarily painful, heat often preceded by transient cold upon skin contact with spatially interlaced innocuous warm and cool stimuli...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764866/experimental-assessment-of-the-effects-of-moisture-on-loggerhead-sea-turtle-hatchling-sex-ratios
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Alexandra Lolavar, Jeanette Wyneken
Many reptiles have temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Sex determination in marine turtles is described by a cool-male, warm-female pattern. Nest sand temperature strongly influences sea turtle embryo development and sex differentiation. Yet, variation in hatchling sex ratios is explained only partially by nest temperature and can be predicted only at the warmest and coolest temperatures. Hence, other factors during development influence sex determination. Rainfall is a common environmental variable that may impact development and sex determination...
August 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760766/climate-driven-shifts-in-adult-sex-ratios-via-sex-reversals-the-type-of-sex-determination-matters
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Veronika Bókony, Szilvia Kövér, Edina Nemesházi, András Liker, Tamás Székely
Sex reversals whereby individuals of one genetic sex develop the phenotype of the opposite sex occur in ectothermic vertebrates with genetic sex-determination systems that are sensitive to extreme temperatures during sexual differentiation. Recent rises in global temperatures have led researchers to predict that sex reversals will become more common, resulting in the distortion of many populations' sex ratios. However, it is unclear whether susceptibility to climate-driven sex-ratio shifts depends on the type of sex determination that varies across species...
September 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730343/age-at-maturation-has-sex-and-temperature-specific-effects-on-telomere-length-in-a-fish
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Kristina Noreikiene, Anna Kuparinen, Juha Merilä
Telomeres are highly conserved nucleoprotein structures which protect genome integrity. The length of telomeres is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, but relatively little is known about how different hereditary and environmental factors interact in determining telomere length. We manipulated growth rates and timing of maturation by exposing full-sib nine-spined sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius) to two different temperature treatments and quantified the effects of temperature treatments, sex, timing of maturation, growth rate and family (genetic influences) on telomere length...
July 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705237/ddradseq-reveals-determinants-for-temperature-dependent-sex-reversal-in-nile-tilapia-on-lg23
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Stephan Wessels, Ina Krause, Claudia Floren, Ekkehard Schütz, Jule Beck, Christoph Knorr
BACKGROUND: In Nile tilapia sex determination is governed by a male heterogametic system XX/XY either on LG1 or LG23. The latter carries a Y-specific duplicate of the amh gene, which is a testis-determining factor. Allelic variants in the amh gene demonstrated to be major triggers for autosomal and temperature-dependent sex reversal. Further, QTL on LG23 and LG20 show a temperature-responsiveness with influence on the phenotypic sex relative to the sex chromosomes. Here we present a ddRADseq based approach to identify genomic regions that show unusual large differentiation in terms of fixation index (FST) between temperature-treated pseudomales and non-masculinized females using a comparative genome-scan...
July 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693572/sex-difference-in-thermal-preference-of-adult-mice-does-not-depend-on-presence-of-the-gonads
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Kasiphak Kaikaew, Jacobie Steenbergen, Axel P N Themmen, Jenny A Visser, Aldo Grefhorst
BACKGROUND: The thermoneutral zone (TNZ) is a species-specific range of ambient temperature (T a), at which mammals can maintain a constant body temperature with the lowest metabolic rate. The TNZ for an adult mouse is between 26 and 34 °C. Interestingly, female mice prefer a higher T a than male mice although the underlying mechanism for this sex difference is unknown. Here, we tested whether gonadal hormones are dominant factors controlling temperature preference in male and female mice...
July 11, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630932/differential-intron-retention-in-jumonji-chromatin-modifier-genes-is-implicated-in-reptile-temperature-dependent-sex-determination
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Ira W Deveson, Clare E Holleley, James Blackburn, Jennifer A Marshall Graves, John S Mattick, Paul D Waters, Arthur Georges
In many vertebrates, sex of offspring is determined by external environmental cues rather than by sex chromosomes. In reptiles, for instance, temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) is common. Despite decades of work, the mechanism by which temperature is converted into a sex-determining signal remains mysterious. This is partly because it is difficult to distinguish the primary molecular events of TSD from the confounding downstream signatures of sexual differentiation. We use the Australian central bearded dragon, in which chromosomal sex determination is overridden at high temperatures to produce sex-reversed female offspring, as a unique model to identify TSD-specific features of the transcriptome...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630712/quantifying-drivers-of-wild-pig-movement-across-multiple-spatial-and-temporal-scales
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Shannon L Kay, Justin W Fischer, Andrew J Monaghan, James C Beasley, Raoul Boughton, Tyler A Campbell, Susan M Cooper, Stephen S Ditchkoff, Steve B Hartley, John C Kilgo, Samantha M Wisely, A Christy Wyckoff, Kurt C VerCauteren, Kim M Pepin
BACKGROUND: The movement behavior of an animal is determined by extrinsic and intrinsic factors that operate at multiple spatio-temporal scales, yet much of our knowledge of animal movement comes from studies that examine only one or two scales concurrently. Understanding the drivers of animal movement across multiple scales is crucial for understanding the fundamentals of movement ecology, predicting changes in distribution, describing disease dynamics, and identifying efficient methods of wildlife conservation and management...
2017: Movement Ecology
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