parthanogenesis

Kim Timothy J tjk1846 at ucs.usl.edu
Thu Oct 14 21:49:52 EST 1993


In article <EDSTROM.93Oct14091639 at elmer.hsc.ucalgary.ca> edstrom at elmer.hsc.ucalgary.ca (John Edstrom) writes:
>In article <29hhsp$6rc at happy.cc.utexas.edu> ramki at happy.cc.utexas.edu (Lakshmikantan Ramakrishnan) writes:
>
>   John Reed writes
>    My last question is simply: in
>   what types of organisms does parthanogenesis occur?  I know it occurs in
>   insects, what about other arthropods, plants (I believe it does), other
>   animals, fungi?
>   <
>
>   Lizards, for one. Lot's of all female (=parthenoform)
>   whiptail lizards *Cnemidophorus* sp. in Texas. 
>
>fish (black molly, I think)
>
>birds (there's a parthenogenic turkey farm in New Jersey)
>
>mechanical disturbances of unfertilized amphibian eggs can induce cell
>division but I don't remember if can develop fully.
>
>   ramki
>
>
>   L.Ramakrishnan
>   Zoology Dept. UT Austin
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