Monday, June 23, 2014
Dual Gendered Animals – Stage but Beautiful
Every now and then nature loses its way and strange things begin to happen to how organisms naturally develop. Take for example the phenomenon bilateral gynandromorphs. This basically turns the specimen half female and half male.
This condition seldom happens, but it’s not unique to a certain species. This happens amongst crustaceans, insects and even birds, however, there hasn’t been a bilateral gynandromorphs case recorded for humans. This strange happening is also said to happen differently to the groups of organisms affected by it.
As for birds, it’s said that this happens when two different embryos combine together during the early stages of development, basically opposite of what happens with identical twins. Another theory says that this happens when the bird’s sex chromosomes don’t separate when the cells first divide. Others also suggest that it happens while the egg is still forming. The egg could accidentally be containing two chromosomes rather than just one.
However it happens, specimens that went through this strange development error end up looking very peculiar, with bodies that contain half male characteristics and half female characteristics.