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I've read some lines from wikipdeia and it didn't really help. So... Here I am.
My alien species has three genders and all of them are active in the act of reproduction. In doing so, I would like to rely on a human-like genetics, because then I have to explain less.
So far I'll have two of them vomiting inside the thirds throat. Three months later, the third gives birth to a child with a genetic mix between the three.
Now I want to know how the process of the "baby" beeing made out of these three components would work.
- Does the DNA need a different structure?
- What kind of chromosomes are needed?
- How many of them?
- Am I even asking the right questions?
Please give me some advice how I should formulate my problem. I'll be happy to ask the question again in a different way.