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Fig. 8 | BMC Genomics

Fig. 8

From: Developmental dynamics of sex reprogramming by high incubation temperatures in a dragon lizard

Fig. 8

Histology sections of four individuals demonstrating the range of morphological characteristics that ovotestes can exhibit in embryonic Pogona vitticeps. Specimens in A and B have the most typical ovotestes phenotype where the cortex remains moderately thickened and rudimentary seminiferous tubules (indicated with arrows) dispersed throughout the medulla. The level of degeneration in the medulla varies, with specimen A showing more degradation than specimen B. Specimen C shows very pronounced characteristics of both sexes, having a thick cortex and well-formed seminiferous tubules. Specimen D possess a very thin cortex and a disorganised medulla with spare seminiferous tubules.

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