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Sex reversal

Definition

noun

Change of sexual identity in animals as influenced by an environmental variable, also by surgical or pharmacologic procedure.


Supplement

For instance, the sexual identity of an animal can be altered from one sex to another with the induction of a steroid hormone.


Synonym: sex inversion


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... the dormant, right-side gonad is switched on, it develops into a male sex organ called an ovotestis. Scientists have found that an ovotestis will ... is however, unknown whether a hen that has undergone a spontaneous sex reversal and developed an ovotestis can sire offspring... http://www.urbanchickenpodcast.com/ucp-episode-018/ ...

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by enarees
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Forced bird's parthenogenesis
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some clues from animal kingdom

"Some species, such as some snails, practice sex change: adults start out male, then become female (See also sex reversal). In tropical clown fish, the dominant individual in a group becomes female while the other ...

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by surgeongirl
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Bone remodelling

... phases: resorption, during which osteoclasts digest old bone; reversal, when mononuclear cells appear on the bone surface; and formation, ... hormones such as growth hormone, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormones, and sex hormones. Factors such as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), prostaglandins, ...

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by matrix23
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:08 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Bone remodelling
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