The pig's condition, according to experts, is called hermaphroditism
or having both female and male organs.
This sequential hermaphroditism
makes me wonder what we should properly call this wildflower.
Disorders of sex development (DSD) are defined as congenital conditions in which there is discrepancy between chromosomal, gonadal and anatomical sex.5 The prevalence of genital anomalies is usually one in 300 births6 but the birth prevalence of true genital ambiguity may be as low as one in 5000 births.7 In 2006, the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) published a consensus statement on management of intersex disorders and proposed the term 'DSD' instead of terms like 'intersex', 'pseudohermaphroditism (PH)', 'hermaphroditism
', 'sex reversal' etc.8 (Table).
Particularly, the condition of having or produce of both male and female gametes by the same gonad (ovotestis or syngonic) occurs as a process (sexual differentiation), as well as a mode of sexuality (hermaphroditism
) over lifespan of the invertebrates (Ghiselin, 1969; Warner, 1975).
occurs when pigs are born with both male and female reproductive traits and organs.
In his essay "Francois Villon," the great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam writes: "The lyrical poet is a hermaphrodite by nature, capable of limitless fissions in the name of his inner monologue." In an essay from the mid-eighties on Mandelstam & Bakhtin, "Dialogue as 'Lyrical Hermaphrodism,'" Svetlana Boym comments as follows: "Mandelstam's 'lyrical hermaphroditism
' does not signify a Platonic ideal of androgynous wholeness, a reconciliation of two polarities.
Based on histological analysis of the gonad, simultaneous hermaphroditism
was not observed in Saxidomus purpuratus.
They may exhibit gonochorism (fixed separate sexes), simultaneous (or synchronous) or sequential hermaphroditism
. (6) With the exception of some species of frogs, teleost fish species are the only known vertebrates with sequentially hermaphroditic representatives, (7) a reproductive strategy that has multiple evolutionary origins in fishes, having been reported in 27 taxonomic families spread across nine orders.
Abnormal sex differentiation: Hermaphroditism
and gonadal dysgenesis.
Molecular phylogeny of shrimps from the genus Lysmata (Caridea: Hippolytidae): the evolutionary origins of protandric simultaneous hermaphroditism
and social monogamy.
Ovotesticular disorder is an extremely rare cause of disorder of sexual development (DSD), once known as true hermaphroditism
. Patients with ovotesticular DSD have both testicular tissue, including seminiferous tubules, and ovarian tissue, including ovarian follicles.
The disorders of sex development are now broadly grouped into three main diagnostic categories namely 46 XY DSD (previously called male Pseudo hermaphroditism
), 46 XX DSD (previously called female Pseudo hermaphroditism
) and sex chromosome DSD (previously called true hermaphroditism