The Investigation of Sex Specific DNA Regions in Morelia spilota imbricata
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All snake species share a female heterogametic sex determination system. This investigation resulted in the identification and characterisation of a series of DNA regions that are most likely sex-linked in M. spilota. This includes one RAPD fragment, seven DNA region identified using RDA, genomic DNA representing 13 genes localised to the snake Z chromosome and the construction of one male and one female genomic library. This research could not resolve their sex determination system.