Researchers uncover the process by which gender is determined in the silkworm

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers working at the University of Tokyo has at long last uncovered the mysterious mechanism by which gender is determined in the silkworm (and other lepidoterans). In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they performed in-depth sequencing of RNA transcripts and found differences that account for gender development. Frantisek Marec offers a perspective on the research findings in a News & Views piece in the same issue.

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