Tuesday, March 24, 2009

From slugs to turtles

In line with the slug post from the other day, my lab mate, who works on turtle sex determination, sent me a link to this video on YouTube that someone sent to her. Turtles determine whether or not to become male or female based on the incubation temperature of the egg. It's still an enigma as to how the temperature tips the scales on the balance to signal the embryo to develop as male or female; my lab mate is currently working hard to figure that out.

This video has nothing to do with turtle sex determination, and everything to do with turtle sex. Enjoy.

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