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Mechanisms of Gonadal Differentiation in Vertebrates

Preface and Introduction
  • Ulrich Müller

Abstract

The topic of the present issue of Differentiation — ‘Mechanisms of gonadal (primary sex) differentiation in vertebrates’ — addresses one of man’s oldest questions, that of the origin of male and female. Before the study of natural science this question was answered in religious metaphor and philosophical speculation. It is remarkable how close some of these explanations come to the actual situation.

Keywords

Gonadal Differentiation Philosophical Speculation Environmental Factor Influ High Speciation Rate Occasional Incidence 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Müller
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  1. 1.Institute of Human GeneticsUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgFederal Republic of Germany

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