xol-1 acts as an early switch in the C. elegans male/hermaphrodite decision
Rhind, N. R.Miller, Lisa M.Kopczynski, J. B.Meyer, B. J.
Pathology and Microbiology
Results demonstrated that xol-1 functions as an early developmental switch to set the choice of sexual fate and suggested that assessment of the X/A ratio occurs only early in embryogenesis to determine sex in Caenorhabditis elegans. Moreover, sdc-2, a gene that must be repressed by xol-1 to ensure male development, may be a direct target of negative regulation by xol-1..