This paradigm, though, has been recently challenged, with new evidence now emerging that there may indeed be both sex chromosomes and temperature involved in the sex determination of some reptile species. Legally, too, every adult is either man or woman, and the difference is not trivial.
Hermaphrodites have unruly bodies. John Money of Johns Hopkins University, a specialist in the study of congenital sexual-organ defects, suggests that intersexuals may constitute as many as four percent of births. Perhaps it will begin now.
In most species, gender is determined during fertilization. By that measure, a person's wish to conceal his or her original sex cannot outweigh the public interest in protection against fraud. In temperature-dependent sex determination, however, it is the environmental temperature during a critical period of embryonic development that determines whether an egg develops as male or female.
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Find Your Query. The mechanism that establishes the sex of an individual as it begins life is called sex determination. In a human being, 44 autosomes and 2 sex chromosomes and 2 sex chromosomes in each cell. Ans: Genes are the fragment of DNA which transfers the hereditary character of parents to offspring.
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But in spite of the relatively male appearance of the genitalia, breasts appear at puberty. In some true hermaphrodites, the testis and the ovary grow separately but bilaterally; in others, they grow together within the same organ, forming an ovo-testis.
This is called temperature-dependent sex determination, or TSD. In contrast with true hermaphrodites, pseudo-hermaphrodites possess two gonads of the same kind along with the usual male XY or female XX chromosomal makeup.