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How is the sex of the child determined in human beings?


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Sex of a child in humans is determined by the type of male haploid (cell that contains a single set of chromosomes) gamete which fuses with the female egg. The chromosome in the 23rd pair of a male gamete can be either X or Y. The female egg always has an X chromosome. So if the male gamete with the X chromosome fuses with the female egg, the child will be female. Similarly, if the male gamete with the Y chromosome fuses with the female egg, the child will be male.

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