It is known that some species are more likely to born male than female (and some maybe vice versa). I understand that it is due to evolutionary perspective (average number of adult males is close to that of females), I want to know about how it is regulated.
What I thought is that spermatozoa are made by half as Y and half as X chromosome. Then mitosis and meiosis and the probability that one of them will die is equal for both types. So, somewhere I feel lost.
Also, can it be regulated by female body or not? According to this paper claiming that hormone levels in women affect the likelyhood to born son. Possibly it is just because they choose males that are more likely to have more Y spermatozoa than X, but if it is some chemical mechanism to regulate that I'd like to know.
I'm not asking only about humans, mechanisms can be similar in almost all mammals. I'm not asking about other species: I know some are regulated by temperature, etc. This question is only about mammals.