sexual differentiation

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sexual differentiation

See Hermaphroditism, hirsutism, Müllerian ducts, Precocious puberty, Pseudoprecocious puberty, Tanner staging, Testis-determining factor, Virilization, Wolffian ducts, XXX, XXY, XXXY, XYY syndromes, Y Chromosome.


pertaining to sex.

sexual behavior
includes masturbation, courtship, mating, estral display.
sexual cycle
estral cycle.
sexual differentiation
identification of the sex of a patient is done usually by an examination of external genitalia; preparation and examination of a karyotype is the preferred laboratory method.
sexual dimorphism
differences in structure or physical characteristics between males and females of the same species, e.g. horns in some breeds of sheep, feather coat color in many species of birds.
sexual intercourse
see mating.
sexual maturity
capable of mating. Occurs at different ages in different species and in different races and even breeds.
sexual receptivity
behavioral changes in female animals at the time of estrus; involves acceptance of male efforts at copulation and, in some species, actively seeking the male.
sexual rest
circumstances in which no sexual intercourse takes place.
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the Y chromosome is crucial for male fertility, regulating both sex differentiation and spermatogenesis.
Clinical and pathologic spectrum of 46,XY gonadal dysgenesis: Its relevance to the understanding of sex differentiation.
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aquaculture: effects of dietary 17a-methyltestosterone prior to sex differentiation.
Suppression of P450 aromatase gene expression in sex reversed males produced by rearing genetically female larvae at ahigh water temperature during a period of sex differentiation in the Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus).
They address theoretical foundations, principles, and sexist beliefs about male dominance, sex differentiation, sex practices of animals, aggression, attachments and bonding, evolutionism, matriarchy, the kinship ideas of Claude Levi-Strauss, and other ideas in these fields.
Hughes, "Disorders of Sex Differentiation," Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, tenth ed.
However, there is no published document on sex differentiation of anopheline larvae.
A generation later, Piel Cook (1993) argued that "the sex differentiation of the labor market continues, with women and men tending to prefer gender-traditional occupations" (p.
In fish, exposure to estrogen or estrogen-mimicking chemicals (xenoestrogens) during a critical period of development can irreversibly invert sex differentiation.
1999) have examined gonad histology and plasma sex steroids during sex differentiation in young-of-the-year striped mullet up to 12 months old, but these studies did not provide any detail on fish length during development and differentiation.