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Chapter 7, Problem 7QP
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How Is Sex Determined?

Which pathway of sexual differentiation (male or female) is regarded as the default pathway? Why?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The pathway of sexual differentiation (male or female) which is regarded as the default pathway.

Introduction: There are obvious phenotypic differences among males and females. The differences between the sexes in humans are emphasized with the help of secondary sex characteristics which include the body size, the patterns of fat distribution, muscle mass, and the development of male or female sex organs such as penis or vagina respectively.

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The male reproductive system includes components such as testes, epididymis, vas deferens, accessory glands, urethra, penis, and scrotum. The female reproductive system includes components such as ovaries, oviducts, uterus, and vagina...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason due to which a particular pathway of sexual differentiation (male or female) is regarded as the default pathway.

Introduction: There are obvious phenotypic differences among males and females. The differences between the sexes in humans are emphasized with the help of secondary sex characteristics which include the body size, the patterns of fat distribution, muscle mass, and the development of male or female sex organs such as penis or vagina respectively.

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