parthanogenesis

John Edstrom edstrom at elmer.hsc.ucalgary.ca
Thu Oct 14 09:16:39 EST 1993


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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