View Full Version : Tuesday Trivia: Parthenogenesis

Star lover
February 5th, 2019, 07:46 AM
Sharks, Komodo dragons and snakes have proved repeatedly that it doesn't necessarily take two to tango; females can give birth just fine without ever having contact with a male.

The phenomenon is called parthenogenesis from the Greek for "virgin birth" and it occurs with animals both in captivity and in the wild. Strangest of all, in every documented case of parthenogenesis, the offspring have been male.

February 5th, 2019, 11:56 AM
well now that's odd. all male. you would think if females could have babies without a male, that they would be female. at least more females. Life is wonderful, isn't it?

February 5th, 2019, 01:31 PM
I wonder if it’s a safety net and therefor birth without input from a male first signals the need for more males.

February 5th, 2019, 01:34 PM
Absolutely fascinating. Anita, you share the most interesting information!

Patty J
February 5th, 2019, 05:15 PM
Thanks for that information. It sure is interesting what you are able to come up with. Read it every day.