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What are some factors that determine the sex of offspring

  • Combination of chromosomes (XX or XY)
  • Environmental conditions
  • Social status
2

What will the offsprings' sexual ratio be under optimal temperature conditions?

1:1

3

What is an example of social status determining sex?

sequential hermaphroditism

4

What is sequential hermaphroditism? Give an example.

  • Sex of an individual can change
  • e.g. clown fish:
    • born male
    • biggest fish in group is the female
    • If female dies, largest remaining male becomes female