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Research from the University of Pittsburgh published in the Nov.20 edition of the journal Heredity could finally provide evidence of the first stages of the evolution of separate sexes, a theory that holds that males and females developed from hermaphroditic ancestors.Instead, we can study a species that is in that early stage now and apply it to animals based on the unified theory that animal and plant biology often overlaps.”Ashman reported in the journal Science in 2004 that animals and flowering plants employ similar reproductive strategies to increase reproductive success and genetic diversity.
She added that the study also shows that plants can lend insight into animal and human evolution.
But unlike in humans with the familiar X and Y, in butterflies, it is the females that determine the sex of offspring.
Scientists who compared frogs collected over the last 150 years have discovered a dramatic increase in hermaphrodites during the times when contamination from the pesticide DDT and other chlorinated compounds was widespread.
Those with both sterility versions are completely sterile, cannot reproduce, and, thus, die out.
The single-sex plants breed not only with one another but also with hermaphroditic plants and pass on the mutation, which can result in single-sex offspring.