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The extent of the TSP varies a little among species,  and development within the oviducts must be taken into account in species where the embryo is at a relatively late stage of development on egg laying e. It appears that the enzyme aromatase which can convert testosterone into estrogen is important in temperaturedependent sex determination.
However, in the lowlands, temperatures are more constant and a longer activity season allows for favorable conditions for TSD. Cluster of Crepidula snails. Research bears this out - studies of loggerhead turtles in Florida found that many nests were temperature dependent sex determination in turtles games in Rochester percent female hatchlings.
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One worry is that in a rapidly warming world all of the turtles of a given species could be born female. A Green turtle hatchling heads to sea in the northwest Hawaiian islands. The warming of the habitats of species exhibiting TSD are beginning to affect their behavior and may soon start affecting their physiology.
PCBs can act as an estrogen replacement, causing feminization of sex organs in growing reptiles. Charnier, Madeline.
This sex-determining gene is seen throughout the vertebrates, where its expression in gonads correlates extremely well with the production of testes. The next morning, I saw a huge snapping turtle next to the road by my house. Two individuals are changing from male to female.