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H-Y antigen in a fertile XY female horse.

Authors
  • Sharp, A J
  • Wachtel, S S
  • Benirschke, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of reproduction and fertility
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1980
Volume
58
Issue
1
Pages
157–160
Identifiers
PMID: 7359472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presence of significantly reduced levels of H-Y antigen in the blood of an XY mare is consistent with the view that H-Y genes comprise a system of testis determinants. Loss or suppression of a critical portion of H-Y genes and subthreshold expression of H-Y antigen could account for a failure of testicular differentiation, thereby allowing a measure of ovarian development in an XY embryo.

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