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Offline tuhin

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Hermaphroditism in animals
« on: 30/03/2003 09:58:11 »
Lower population density has been cited as one reasons for the evolution and the significance behind the development of hermaphroditism in animals.
Although this may be partially true in case of simultaneous hermaphroditism, this reasoning does not sound very logical when we consider the protandric hermaphrodites.
Can anyone give me a better answer to the evolution and significance behind the development of hermaphroditism considering both simultaneous( when both male and female sexual organs remain simultaneously in the same individual ) and protandric (  male organs develop first only to degenarate later, female organs develop then)?
« Last Edit: 14/03/2004 05:47:49 by NakedScientist »


 

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Re: Hermaphroditism in animals
« Reply #1 on: 30/03/2003 10:05:58 »
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Originally posted by tuhin

Lower population density has been cited as one reasons for the evolution and the significance behind the development of hermaphroditism in animals.
Although this may be partially true in case of simultaneous hermaphroditism, this reasoning does not sound very logical when we consider the protandric hermaphrodites.
Can anyone give me a better answer to the evolution and significance behind the development of hermaphroditism considering both simultaneous and protandric?



Dear Tuhin, no offense mate...but

can anyone translate this into english ?

What is a Protandric hermaphrodite when it's at home ?

Pat
 

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Re: Hermaphroditism in animals
« Reply #2 on: 30/03/2003 12:57:24 »
Dear Pat,
Protandric hermaphrodites are animals in which the male reproductive organs develop first only to degenarate later. It is then the female reproductive organs develop to stay for the remaining part of the life.
 

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