By L2, Z1/Z4 have generated 12 descendants: two DTCs, required for gonad elongation and germ-line patterning; nine blast cells that will, collectively, generate all other adult somatic gonad cells; and one anchor cell (AC), a transient cell that functions to pattern the cells of the vulva.
Painter, Forrest Bess was inspired by the hermaphrodite and developed a philosophy linked to alchemy and the rituals of the Australian aborigines.
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According to Ovid, he fused with the nymph Salmacis resulting in one individual possessing physical traits of male and female sexes; Alexander ab Alexandro stated, using the term hermaphrodite, that the people who bore the sexes of both man and woman were regarded by the Athenians and the Romans as monsters, and thrown into the sea at Athens and into the Tiber at Rome.