• Parthenogenesis and the Condor

    4 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    Parthenogenesis means birth without fertilization. In other words, a female gives birth to offspring without having been impregnated by a male. This phenomenon occurs normally in some plants and a number of invertebrates like nematodes, some scorpions and mites, aphids, some bees, and parasitic wasps. It also happens among all vertebrates except mammals - yes, even birds. Parthenogenesis has been confirmed in hammerhead and blacktip sharks, some geckos, Komodo Dragons, and some species of boas, garter snakes, and rattlesnakes, among others. In birds most examples are from domestic turkeys...
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