Which feature is the determining factor in an alligator embryo’s gender development?
-Exposure to UV light
Description: Alligators, along with some lizards and turtles, do not have sex-determining chromosomes in their genes. It is egg temperature during incubation that actually determines the sex of the offspring. Eggs incubated at 86 degree F will all hatch female offspring. Incubating eggs at 93.2 degree F will result in all male offspring. If the mother builds her nest in a sunlit area, the babies will probably be male. If the nest is in a shady area, the offspring will likely be female. Source: trends2trivia.com
Answer: Egg temperature
While light cooking will begin to destroy any bacteria that might be present only proper cooking brings eggs to a high enough temperature to destroy them all. For eggs, the white will coagulate (set) between 144 and 149° F, the yolk between 149 and 158° F, and whole egg between 144 and 158° F.