Parthenogenesis: Birth of a new lineage or reproductive accident?

Casper van der Kooi, Tanja Schwander

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Abstract

Parthenogenesis — the ability to produce offspring from unfertilized eggs — is widespread among invertebrates and now increasingly found in normally sexual vertebrates. Are these cases reproductive errors or could they be a first step in the emergence of new parthenogenetic lineages?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R659-R661
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume25
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3-Aug-2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • EVOLUTION
  • SHARK
  • DROSOPHILA-MERCATORUM
  • VIRGIN BIRTH

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