It can also occur when two fertilized embryo fuse, producing a chimera that might contain two different sets of DNA one XX and the other XY. Fish and amphibians, for example, have genetic sex determination but their sex can also be influenced by externally available steroids and incubation temperature of eggs.
It is argued that humans have developed a complex system of genetic sex determination due to their status as highly complex chordates. Men and women can get the X-linked ones since both inherit X chromosomes. On the contrary, when the alleles are the same e.
Polyploidization can occur before and after the development of sex chromsomes. Each colored patch on a calico cat has a different X chromosome turned on. Supplementary File S6: Homologous chromosome-Optional Extension 1: Sex determination varies among vertebrates Possible extension related to the diversity of mechanisms of sex determination employed in major clades of vertebrates.
Options to extend the lesson related to interpreting phylogenies, and contrasting definitions of sex and gender are also provided. The lesson includes Pre-Investigation questions that individual students complete prior to engaging in the remainder of the lesson; these questions could easily be assigned as homework so that additional class time can be devoted to discussion and review of the investigations.
I provide paper handouts to students Supplemental File S3 is the handout for Investigation 1 to enable them to easily follow the instructions while navigating through the online resources at NCBI, rather than having to switch between the instructions and NCBI on their computer screens.
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Cell Biol Educ. Sexual differentiation humans Development of the reproductive system gonads Mesonephric duct Paramesonephric duct. Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches Homologous chromosomes?
Specific areas of difficulty include a lack of or incomplete understanding that homologous chromosomes will be the same size, have the same number and types of genes, and that these genes will be present in the same order along the chromosome, even though the exact DNA sequence of the homologous chromosomes will be different owing to the presence of different alleles on the maternally inherited and paternally inherited chromosomes.
In this case, only one allele will be expressed.