Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapin Poster - Reptile Poster
These are the reptiles of the order Chelonii. All have a bony or cartilaginous shell, and many species withdraw into it for protection. Fossils have been dated to 220 million years ago, making turtles older than lizards, snakes, and crocodiles. Like other amniotes (reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals), they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. The largest turtles are aquatic. Technically, all animals in this order are turtles, and the…
Temperature-controlled turtle sex gene found – it is Kdm6b - Antonios Bouris
Scientists have isolated the gene responsible for temperature-controlled sex determination in turtles. Red-eared slider turtles, a common household pet, develop into male or female embryos according to their egg incubation temperature. This little understood process is also at work in the eggs of crocodiles, alligators and some lizards. Researchers are now one step closer to solving a mystery which has persisted for over 50 years.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bbc.com
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