Homologous_Structures

Homologous_Structures - N/A (outer ducts degenerate)...

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Homologous Structures OR “Boys are zipped-up girls” The human embryo is initially gender neutral. The undifferentiated structures of the reproductive system are destined to become gonads, duct, or external genitalia. The “default” gender is female; the embryo will develop into a female unless it has a gene coding for male development. Following is a list of homologous structures in the adult male and female reproductive systems. Male Female testes ovaries epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles N/A (inner ducts degenerate)
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Unformatted text preview: N/A (outer ducts degenerate) uterus, uterine tubes, some vagina penis: clitoris: corpora cavernosa and crura corpora cavernosa and crura corpus spongiosum and bulb bulb of the vestibule glans (with prepuce) glans (with prepuce) spongy urethra labia minora scrotum labia majora prostate gland paraurethral glands/female prostate (G-spot) bulbourethral glands greater vestibular glands spermatozoon ovum gubernaculum testes round and ovarian ligaments Sertoli (sustentacular) cells granulosa cells Leydig (interstitial) cells thecal cells...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course ANTHRO 1 taught by Professor Slovakvillano during the Spring '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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