0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
quote:Originally posted by realmswalkerIt is possible, but would need alot of restructuring of DNA (our chromosones are built for being divided in half, t would needa be very different for a 3 part thing
quote:Originally posted by MjhavokI think the 2 sexes is enough as the combination of the genetic material of 2 of the organisms of the same species is enough to create genetic diversity.
quote:Originally posted by artisticCan a living thing have more then two genders?
quote:Originally posted by another_someonequote:Originally posted by MjhavokI think the 2 sexes is enough as the combination of the genetic material of 2 of the organisms of the same species is enough to create genetic diversity.Not at all sure that biological sex is there to create diversity. Bacteria have quite enough diversity without sexual reproduction. Rather, it appears to me to be there as a negative feedback to conserve genetic consistency within the species (i.e. to actually reduce diversity by ensuring that mutations that might cause the offspring to diverse from the norm for the species are not allowed to reproduce, or are overwhelmed by genes that do conform to the norm for the species).What is certainly true is that sexual reproduction is a prerequisite for speciation, and hence bacteria do not have species.George
quote:Originally posted by MjhavokIn complex multicellular organisms combinations of genetic material between the sexes creates diversity.