Transsexual kelp reveals mechanisms of sex differentiation

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen and their collaborators describe a strain of giant kelp that is genetically male, but presents phenotypic features of females. Their findings shed light on the molecular basis of how sexual development is initiated in this species. The results will soon appear in the journal New Phytologist and are available online.

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