It can be difficult to work out if a reptile is a male or female as often there is very little if any external differences between the sexes. This is in contrast to most mammals where gender determination is generally straight forward. Birds are also becoming increasingly easier to sex as we now have access to incredible DNA technology where we can tell the sex of your bird from 1 drop of blood — unfortunately this technology is not yet available for reptiles. A good example is if your reptile is a male it cannot suffer from conditions like dystocia difficulty giving birth but may be more aggressive towards other males in the cage.
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Molecular Mechanisms of Sex Determination in Reptiles
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Reptile Sexing 101 – is my reptile a boy or a girl?
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Charles Darwin first provided a lucid explanation of how gender differences evolve nearly years ago. Yet, a disconnect remains between his theory of sexual selection and the mechanisms that underlie the development of males and females. In particular, comparisons between representatives of different phyla i. Such differences are hard to comprehend unless we study organisms that bridge the phylogenetic gap. Analysis of variation within monophyletic groups i.