HerbalGamer,
@HerbalGamer@sh.itjust.works avatar

So many options for disappointment.

uis,

There are at least supermale(XYY) and superfemale(XXX) and more.

athos,

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  • Enkrod,

    Well I’m certainly a fun guy!

    Edit: You all know somebody had to say it!

    z500,
    @z500@startrek.website avatar

    There 👏 are 👏 23,328 👏 genders 👏

    TakiMinase,

    I am colonised by fungus amongst other things.

    Chakravanti,

    Mahakala’s orgy.

    IntriguedIceberg,

    I’m curious, what’s the definition of sex in the context of fungi?

    runner_g,

    Gamete fertilization.

    protist,

    It has a tetrapolar mating system with each cell containing two genetic loci (called A and B) that govern different aspects of the mating process, leading to 4 possible phenotypes after cell fusion. Each locus codes for a mating type (a or b) and each type is multi-allelic: the A locus has 9 alleles for the a type and an estimated 32 for its b type, and the B locus has 9 alleles each for both its a and b types. When combined this gives an estimated 23,328 potential mating type specificities. While all mating types can initially fuse with any other mating type, a fertile fruitbody and subsequent spores will result only if both the A and B loci of the merging cells are compatible. If neither the A nor B are compatible the result is normal monokarytic mycelium, and if only one of A or B are compatible, the result is either two mycelia growing in opposite directions (only A compatible) or a “flat” phenotype with no mycelia (only B compatible).

    witty_username,

    Source: wikipedia

    protist,

    Yes

    Flumpkin,

    So I guess the advantage is that they can produce tons of “genetic” variations very quickly and adapt to new environments within one generation?

    hglman,

    Correct, the downside is lots of nonviable offspring. I would guess the fungus needs to be able to colonize widely without sexual reproduction as well in order to take advantage of that rapid adaptation.

    niktemadur,

    Fascinating, I feel like I just caught a good glimpse of how fungus paved the way for the rest of life on Earth - wherever plant and animal life arrive, the fungus got there first.

    ReallyKinda,

    This reminds me of when genetic researchers found that the human genome contains less genes than a tomato

    Donjuanme,

    And yet there are people that will argue that every nucleotide has an exact purpose, as if they were all divinely placed and mutations never occur.

    BarrelAgedBoredom,

    I always knew tomatoes were unoptimized

    uis,

    Someone compiled tomatoes without -O3

    Killing_Spark,

    Go with -Os to optimise for codesize

    barsoap,

    Often faster anyways as the CPU is eating through instructions faster than the RAM can keep up with. May or may not require compiling as x86-64-v2, depending on code. In general, never trust performance you didn’t benchmark.

    MxM111,
    MxM111 avatar

    Anthropology has nothing to do with sex. Only with gender.

    Skua,

    Anthropology does cover sex as well. There's a whole sub-field of biological anthropology

    MxM111,
    MxM111 avatar

    Then it is biology, covered by first choice.

    Tar_alcaran,

    How does that even work?

    athos,

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  • DragonTypeWyvern,

    It’s okay to not have opinions on things you don’t know about.

    thehorsefromthehorseheresy,

    Are you gonna elaborate or nah

    MxM111,
    MxM111 avatar

    Sex

    Bonehead,

    Extremely well, apparently.

    anarchrist,

    SPOREGASM

    unreachable,
    @unreachable@lemmy.world avatar

    sporeplay, before the main deed

    zqwzzle,

    ALL ORGIES ALL THE TIME

    drislands,

    Hilarious as all the other answers are, my guess is that this species has more complex sex chromosomes than the XX/XY variations we’re familiar with – perhaps there are more than 2 slots for the chromosomes to go, and then there are more than 2 options per slot, resulting in the humongous number of options stated in the post.

    general_kitten,

    The number 23328 is at least equal to 2^5 *3^6 so that is likely a good clue to what exactly is going on.

    Kalkaline,
    @Kalkaline@leminal.space avatar

    I think we just witnessed the birth of a mycologist.

    tigerjerusalem,

    You just fuck, no questions asked.

    Imgonnatrythis,

    My spirit fungi

    Donjuanme,

    It keeps inbreeding down while having a large number of mates to choose from, none of whom can breed with themselves.

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