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Zw Sex-determination System

The ZW sex-determination system is a chromosomal system that determines the sex of offspring in birds, some fish and crustaceans such as the giant river prawn, some insects (including butterflies and moths), and some reptiles, including Komodo dragons.

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Sex-determination system - Wikipedia
The ZW sex-determination system is found in birds, some reptiles, and some insects and other organisms. The ZW sex-determination system is reversed compared to the XY ...
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ZW sex-determination system - an overview | ScienceDirect ...
X and Z chromosomes typically carry as many genes in proportion to their size as the ordinary chromosomes (autosomes), but the Y or W, present in only one sex, is ...
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Relationships between Vertebrate ZW ... - ScienceDirect.com
The best studied vertebrate sex chromosomes are the XY system of mammals, and the ZW systems of birds and snakes. These systems show superficial similarity in that ...
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Part of a series on: Sex; Biological terms; Sexual dimorphism; Sexual differentiation. Feminization; Virilization; Sex-determination system. XY; X0; ZW; Z0 ...
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