parthogenesis and chickens

Robert Sharp jsharp at deakin.edu.au
Fri Nov 29 02:24:21 EST 1996


I am currently having a discussion with a religious teacher of mine

about the theoretical implications of chickens developing from

unfertilised eggs.



Can Parthogenesis (Development of a live offspring from an unfertilised

egg) be induced in chickens or other poultry. If so, how?



Does this ever occur naturally? 



What effect does it have on the haploid chicken? - health, fertility,

subsequent parthogenesis, etc.



Please E-mail your answers to my sister at jsharp at deakin.edu.au as well

as raising the discussion in the group.



Thanks



More information about the Immuno mailing list