Developmental consequences and molecular basis of cell-autonomous sex identity in the chicken

Project Details

Key findings

• We have established that male and female cells respond in different ways to extracellular signals (developmental, hormonal etc.)

• We have identified molecular signatures that are inherent features of male and female cells.

• We have shown that cells of the female immune system are primed to respond more readily to infection than cells of the male immune system.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/1030/11/13

Funding

  • BBSRC: £841,227.00