All pregnancies start when a sperm fertilises an egg. This forms twins. These twins are called fraternal twins, dizygotic twins meaning two zygotes or non-identical twins.
A pair of twins born in January in Australia share all of their mother's genes, but only 78 percent of their father's, according to a new case report published yesterday Feb. It's unclear how many other semi-identical, or "sesquizygotic," twins are out there, but it's likely "extraordinarily rare," said lead author Dr. Michael Gabbett, the diagnostic genomics course coordinator at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation in Brisbane, Australia.
To start off, let's first talk about fraternal twins, another word for this is "dizygotic" which means a fraternal twin happens when two separate eggs are fertilized by two separate sperm. These babies can come out because of different reasons such as hyper-ovulation it is hereditary. The chance of having a fraternal twin is also more prevalent if you're older than
Identical twins start out as genetically identical: they have the same alleles. They are formed by a fertilised egg dividing into two separate individuals. Both types of twin are carried in the same uterus at the same time, so their birth environment is the same. Research shows that the frequency of monozygotic twinning is one in births.
Because fraternal, or dizygotic, twins are 2 separate fertilized eggs, they usually develop 2 separate amniotic sacs, placentas, and supporting structures. Identical, or monozygotic, twins may or may not share the same amniotic sac, depending on how early the single fertilized egg divides into 2. If twins are a boy and a girl, clearly they are fraternal twins, as they do not have the same DNA.
A set of twins who look and act for all the world like they're identical, except for the minor detail that one's male and the other's female. It's common, especially in drawn or animated media where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters, to use brother-sister twins as each other's Distaff Counterpart and Spear Counterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as Twin Telepathy or Synchronizationespecially if they are Creepy Twins.
But, as explained hereidentical twins do not always look exactly the same. Using that definition, the answer is yes! Humans have 23 pairs of chromosome. One of these pairs of chromosomes, called the sex chromosomes X and Ydetermine the sex of the person.
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