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Research Article

Environmental Sex Determination in the Branchiopod Crustacean Daphnia magna: Deep Conservation of a Doublesex Gene in the Sex-Determining Pathway

  • Yasuhiko Kato,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Kaoru Kobayashi,

    Affiliations: Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Aichi, Japan, Department of Basic Biology, The Graduate School for Advanced Studies, Aichi, Japan

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  • Hajime Watanabe,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Taisen Iguchi mail

    taisen@nibb.ac.jp

    Affiliations: Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Aichi, Japan, Department of Basic Biology, The Graduate School for Advanced Studies, Aichi, Japan

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  • Published: March 24, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001345

About the Authors

Yasuhiko Kato, Hajime Watanabe
Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Kaoru Kobayashi, Taisen Iguchi
Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Aichi, Japan
Kaoru Kobayashi, Taisen Iguchi
Department of Basic Biology, The Graduate School for Advanced Studies, Aichi, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: taisen@nibb.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YK HW TI. Performed the experiments: YK KK HW. Analyzed the data: YK KK HW TI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YK HW. Wrote the paper: YK HW TI.