Question and answer
what is sex in biological terms?
In biology, sexual reproduction is a process of combining and mixing genetic traits, often resulting in the specialization of organisms into a male or female variety, [ each known as a sex.[1] Sexual reproduction involves combining specialized cells (gametes) to form offspring that inherit traits from both parents. Gametes can be identical in form and function (known as isogametes), but in many
cases an asymmetry has evolved such that two sex-specific types of gametes (heterogametes) exist: male gametes are small, motile, and optimized to transport their genetic information over a distance, while female gametes are large, non-motile and contain the nutrients necessary for the early development of the young organism. An organism's sex is defined by the gametes it produces: males produce male gametes (spermatozoa, or sperm) while females produce female gametes (ova, or egg cells); individual organisms which produce both male and female gametes are termed hermaphroditic. Frequently, physical differences are associated with the different sexes of an organism; these sexual dimorphisms can reflect the different reproductive pressures the sexes experience. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: • What is gender? What is sex in biological terms? Are gender and sex the same thing? Explain why or why not?

User: what is sex in biological terms?





Weegy: In biology, sexual reproduction is a process of combining and mixing genetic traits, often resulting in the specialization of organisms into a male or female variety, [ each known as a sex.[1] Sexual reproduction involves combining specialized cells (gametes) to form offspring that inherit traits from both parents. Gametes can be identical in form and function (known as isogametes), but in many cases an asymmetry has evolved such that two sex-specific types of gametes (heterogametes) exist: male gametes are small, motile, and optimized to transport their genetic information over a distance, while female gametes are large, non-motile and contain the nutrients necessary for the early development of the young organism. An organism's sex is defined by the gametes it produces: males produce male gametes (spermatozoa, or sperm) while females produce female gametes (ova, or egg cells); individual organisms which produce both male and female gametes are termed hermaphroditic. Frequently, physical differences are associated with the different sexes of an organism; these sexual dimorphisms can reflect the different reproductive pressures the sexes experience. ]
Expert answered|wisbest|Points 1828|

User: what is gender?

Weegy: Gender is a range of characteristics of femininity and masculinity.[1] Depending on the context, the term may refer to the sex (i.e. the state of being male or female), social roles (as in gender roles) or gender identity. [ ]
Expert answered|wisbest|Points 1828|

Question
Asked 2/16/2013 12:55:16 PM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Prejudice associated with gender and sexual orientation is often portrayed as equal to the prejudice faced by racial groups. Do you think this is an accurate comparison? Why or why not?
Weegy: When we judge people and groups based on our prejudices and stereotypes and treat them differently, we are engaging in discrimination. This discrimination can take many forms. [ [ [ We may create subtle or overt pressures which will discourage persons of certain minority groups from living in a neighborhood. Women and minorities have been victimized by discrimination in employment, education, and social services. We may shy away from people with a history of mental illness because we are afraid they may harm us. Women and minorities are often excluded from high echelon positions in the business world. Many clubs have restrictive membership policies which do not permit Jews, African-Americans, women, and others to join. In some cases, the civil and criminal justice system has not been applied equally to all as a result of discrimination. Some studies indicate that African-Americans convicted of first degree murder have a significantly higher probability of receiving a death penalty than whites convicted of first degree murder, for example. When political boundaries have been drawn, a process known as "gerrymandering" has often been used to provide that minorities and other groups are not represented in proportion to their population in city councils, state legislatures, and the U.S. Congress. ] ] ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 2/15/2013 10:37:30 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Documentation is a critical component of the investigation process. (Points : 2) True False
Weegy: True (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 2/16/2013 1:00:02 PM
0 Answers/Comments
20,156,062 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Tissues arranged together make up _____, which, when functioning ...
Weegy: Tissues arranged together make up ORGANS, which, when functioning together in groups, make up SYSTEMS. User: ...
3/27/2015 1:09:34 PM| 7 Answers
Perform the indicated operation. 3 + (-4) 1 -1 7 -7
Weegy: 3 + (-4) = 3 - 4 = -1 User: Evaluate BD for A = 5, B = -2, C = 4 and D = -6. -12 -8 8 12 Weegy: If A = 5, B ...
3/28/2015 4:37:41 AM| 7 Answers
The Ramayana is a text from ...
Weegy: The Ramayana is a text from India. User: The following question references Chapter 4 of The Three Musketeers ...
3/27/2015 5:43:33 AM| 2 Answers
The Preamble is the __________. A. introduction to the ...
Weegy: The Preamble is the introduction to the Constitution. User: Federal is defined as __________. A. the ...
3/27/2015 6:43:00 AM| 2 Answers
What was the first armed conflict of the Cold War? A. the Korean ...
Weegy: The Korean war was the first armed conflict of the Cold War. User: What was the outcome of the Vietnam ...
3/27/2015 11:35:25 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
L
P
P
P
Points 1270 [Total 9156]| Ratings 0| Comments 1270| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 622 [Total 1533]| Ratings 6| Comments 562| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
Points 475 [Total 7782]| Ratings 8| Comments 395| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 450 [Total 7951]| Ratings 0| Comments 450| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 401 [Total 906]| Ratings 10| Comments 291| Invitations 1|Offline
S
L
Points 353 [Total 1475]| Ratings 2| Comments 333| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 199 [Total 567]| Ratings 3| Comments 169| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 58 [Total 58]| Ratings 0| Comments 58| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 42 [Total 158]| Ratings 4| Comments 2| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 35 [Total 126]| Ratings 0| Comments 35| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.