Morgan, Neville I. External link. Their results suggest that the temperatures an organism experiences during development significantly affect its reproductive success. However, there is no evidence thus far that sex ratio is manipulated by parental care.
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A low incubation temperature during the development of this lizard's egg reverses some genotypic females XX into "phenotypic" males—so that they have only functioning male reproductive organs. XirocostasSusan E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pieau Biology.
Ohno, Susumu. Alternative life-history styles of mutillid wasps Insecta, Hymenoptera. Clear Turn Off Turn On. If a Bonellia larva lands on the ocean floor, it develops into a cm-long female.