Parthenogenesis

Paul Benner pjbenner at worldonline.nl
Thu Jan 30 11:38:09 EST 1997


fwaddle at CHI1.UNCFSU.EDU (Floyd Waddle) wrote:

> One line to turkeys (Beltsville?) produces about 
>5% egg hatch (all males) from virgin hens.

That's very interesting. I didn't know that.

>Is Benner telling us a turkey is not a bird?

No, I wouldn't dare... ;-)
I simply dindn't know.
Nevertheless parthenogenesis is at least very, very rare
among birds.
Are there any other bird species from wich parthenogenesis
is observed?


Met vriendelijke groet, / with kind regards,
Paul Benner
pjbenner at worldonline.nl
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