An advantages would be that you dont need to rely on others to keep reproducing ( ie: animals are able to keep populating without the need to find a mate)
But a disadvantage would be that there is less genetic diversity.
The above is a very limited, very narrow case, as it only applies to those hermaphrodites which are self-compatible (IE. many angiosperm species (flowering plants)) and only under certain conditions. The real advantage of hermaphroditism is an increase in the number of effectively breeding individuals in the population. To put it in layman's terms: A hermaphrodite is much more likely to be able to mate with any individual of the same species it encounters. IE. In a separate sexed population containing equal numbers of males and females, any given individual has a 50% chance that the next individual it encounters will be of the right sex to mate with. A simultaneous hermaphrodite, however, will be able to mate with 100% of its own population, meaning it has to use much less energy to seek out a breeding partner.
The medical term for someone with both male and female sex organs is: Hermaphrodite The new term is intersexed.
When one exhibits reproductive organs of both the male and female sex, that person is known scientifically as a "hermaphrodite". Overall gender of a hermaphrodite depends largely on how this person is raised, though some prefer to identify with a specific gender as they grow older.
yes... you call those hermaphrodites.... i think lady gaga is one... haha... just kidding
Yes, it is normal to see slightly better from one eye than the other eye. This is called being "right-eyed" or being "left-eyed", and is much like being right-handed or left-handed. There is no advantage to being one over the other and most people are one or the other.
0.03 to 0.5 chance of a baby being born a hermaphrodite
Yes just a very odd one
no she did not
Yes, but it's called either being a hermaphrodite or a more modern term intersex.
Hermaphrodites are born (inate disposition) with both sex organs, it is not possible to "become" a hermaphrodite.
there isn't one
The Hermaphrodite was created in 1847.
A hermaphrodite is an organism with both male and female reproductive organs. A sequential hermaphrodite, however, is an organism that changes sex during their life.
A sea bunny, or sea hare, is an underwater creature that is a hermaphrodite. A hermaphrodite is a living thing with two sexes inside one body.
The Hermaphrodite has 208 pages.
A 'typical' hermaphrodite would be an earthworm.
hermaphrodite. In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos (Ancient Greek: ) was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. Born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the nymph Salmacis. His name is the basis for the word hermaphrodite. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermaphrodite (mythology)