Edited by the world's foremost authorities on the subject, with essays by leading scholars in the field, this work shows how the sex of reptiles and many fish is determined not by the chromosomes they inherit but by the temperature at which incubation takes place.
|Publisher:||Smithsonian Institution Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Nicole Valenzuela is an evolutionary biologist specializing in temperature-dependent sex determinations. She lives in Ames, IA. Valentine Lance is the world's leading scholar of TSD. He lives in San Diego, CA.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Perspective on Sex Determination: Past and Future Part 3 I. Prevalence of Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Vertebrates Chapter 4 2. Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Fishes Chapter 5 3. Turtle Sex-Determining Modes and TSD Patterns, and Some TSD Pattern Correlates Chapter 6 4. Prevlance of TSD in Crocodilians Chapter 7 5. Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Lizards Chapter 8 6. Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Tuataras Chapter 9 7. Thermal Sex Reversals in Amphibians Part 10 II. Thermal Effects, Ecology, and Interactions Chapter 11 8.General Effects of Temperature on Animal Biology Chapter 12 9. Thermal Models of TSD under Laboratory and Field Conditions Chapter 13 10. Phenotypic Effects of Incubation Temperature in Reptiles Chapter 14 11. The Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination Drama: Same Cast, Different Stars Chapter 15 12. Yolk Steroid Hormones and Their Possible Roles in TSD Species Part 16 III. Evolutionary Considerations Chapter 17 13. Phylogenetics: Which Was First, TSD or GSD? Chapter 18 14. Evolution and Maintenance of Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination Chapter 19 15. Implications of Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination for Population Dynamics Chapter 20 Conclusions: Missing Links and Future Directions