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Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 996–998 | Cite as

An epigenetic regulatory switch controlling temperature-dependent sex determination in vertebrates

  • Xi-Yin Li
  • Jian-Fang Gui
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, The Innovative Academy of Seed DesignChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of sciencesBeijingChina

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