Sex Determination: Controlling the Master

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Sex is determined in Drosophila by the activity of the Sex-lethal master regulator. Activity of Sex-lethal is initiated early in females by chromosome-counting transcription factors, then reinforced by signaling through the Janus kinase pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R328-R330
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)


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