Q: Is sex an aspect of this process? ¶
Q: Is sex determined by five factors present at birth: the presence or absence of a Y chromosome? ¶
A: Yes, and the type of gonads, the sex hormones, the internal reproductive anatomy , and the external genitalia.
Q: Is sex not determined by inherited traits? ¶
A: Yes, but instead by environmental factors experienced during development or later in life.
Q: Is sex hermaphrodite? ¶
A: Yes, but ferns which grow in soil that has previously supported hermaphrodites are influenced by residual hormones to instead develop as male.
Q: Is sex determined by the genome it inherits? ¶