Female Sexual Development
- Female development does not require the presence of a gonad, and the ovary plays no part in primary sexual development.
- This means that a neuter embryo will always develop along female lines.
- The testis-determining factor is the SRY gene carried in the sex-determining region of the Y chromosome. Q
- The indifferent gonad develops into an ovary when no Y chromosome is present, although two functional X chromosomes are usually required for normal ovarian differentiation. Q