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    Missouri Star

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    Default Tuesday Trivia: Parthenogenesis

    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.

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Parthenogenesis

    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?

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Parthenogenesis

    I wonder if it’s a safety net and therefor birth without input from a male first signals the need for more males.
    Pam

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Parthenogenesis

    Absolutely fascinating. Anita, you share the most interesting information!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Parthenogenesis

    Thanks for that information. It sure is interesting what you are able to come up with. Read it every day.

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