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[Ambassador report] Sex determination in various creatures in ecosystem

by Asmita Gaire | 06-07-2020 21:25 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



What do you think about determination of sex in various creatures?

As a veterinarian, I thought of sharing this information among everyone. Animals are most commonly categorized as male or female. But do you know what actually determine there sex?
Sex determination in human occurs via sex chromosome 'X' and 'Y', where X chromosome from mother and Y chromosome from father results a boy, and X chromosome from both parents results a girl.

But the sex determination isn't as easy as it is thought to be.
In birds there are two chromosomes Z and W in female and only Z in male. Z chromosome from male and W from female results female while Z from both parents result male offspring.

Do you know one interesting thing on ant? A male ant has no father.
In an ant, male sperm and female ova when gets fertilized results a female ant. But only female ova also gives rise to offspring and that is always male. So a male ant has no father since there is no fertilization between sperm and ova.

In addition to this, in alligators and crocodiles like creatures, sex is determined by weather. After laying eggs, there occurs various changes inside egg; at a certain period of time, when time for sex determination occurs temperature of nest in which egg is present determines the sex. At higher temperature a female gets hatched out and at lower temperature a male gets hatched out.

Likewise, in lizard there's always female offspring never a male spring.

In addition to this, in fishes like clown fish; when they are small they are always male. When they get mature they get changed into female. The dominant male and dominant female mates but dominant female dies out. Then that dominant male grows and becomes dominant female and takes place of dominant female that has died. While in the position of dominant male comes another male clown fish, and the cycle continues.

These are some cycle that occurs in various animals. I hope you find it new and informative.

Picture Source: https://images.app.goo.gl/wvfdLVLPNDPcQvpx7
Clown fish

12 Comments

Horticulturist Susmita

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Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Kushal dai
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 04-08-2020 01:10

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings sang su mentor
    I hope you are doing well
    It's good to know you find report interesting
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 04-08-2020 01:10

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Asmita Gaire, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for introducing interesting nature's wonder! The most surprising sex determination for me was that of alligators. It is so marvelous that the weather determines sex of offspring. I am looking forward to reading more of this kind of article!

    Cheers~
    Posted 14-07-2020 17:27

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Asmita

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Sex determination in various creatures in ecosystem

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 14-07-2020 09:53

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings troyee
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:41

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Jasmine
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:40

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings taehyun mentor
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:40

Troyee Mutsuddy

  • Troyee Mutsuddy says :
    This was a super interesting report! Thank you for sharing~

    ~Troyee~
    Posted 08-07-2020 18:24

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings di!!
    I do hope everything is going well..

    Thank you so much for sharing this report !!!
    I was really amazed to know about this facts , before i was literally unknown..
    Hope to learn more and more from u ..

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 08-07-2020 15:41

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Asmita Gaire, this is mentor Taehyun!

    That's really interesting. I've never heard of anything related. The conventional wisdom is that sex is decided by either male or female at birth, but there are some creatures whose sex changes depending on the situation! It's amazing! The mysteries of nature are wonderful :)

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 07-07-2020 02:48

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