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Thanks, Sksindhu! I have been working on chicken embryos (chicken-quail chimera experiments, etc.) in another research project, too.
by Tatsuya Hirasawa in A Day in the Life of a Turtle lab on December 11, 2014
Thanks for your comment. That's a good point, and I wondered the same thing when I participated in the turtle research team for the first time. Actually, soft-shelled turtles have the genotypic sex-determining mechanism (ZZ/ZW type), unlike many other reptiles who have temperature-dependent sex-determining mechanism. So, it is expected that our embryos include both male and female individuals (though I have not checked the gender of each embryo/newborn).
by Tatsuya Hirasawa in Behind the Paper: Uncovering the Turtle Shell Mystery on August 16, 2013