Parthenogenesis et al...

4700gbera at UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU 4700gbera at UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU
Wed Oct 13 17:53:20 EST 1993


Exactly how does one define parthenogenesis? The Asiatic clam Corbicula
(a FW species) is a simultaneous hermaphrodite that can, and does, self-
fertilize. Is each offspring a clone? What happens to the classic def-
inition of a species (viable offspring from two parents) under such
conditions? 

                                    And why doesn't the Federation use
                                    cloaking devices, anyway...?

                                         Dave Ventre
                                         Quincy, MA
                                        c/o 4700gbera at umbsky.cc.umb.edu



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