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Re: Better than cloning-some reptiles can have virgin births
> The San Jose Mercury news had this article in it a couple of days ago.
> Some virgin snakes able to give birth
> " Thus began a series of phone calls, e-mail discussions and a battery
> of genetic
> tests on three different species of snakes, culminating this month in
> publication of a groundbreaking pair of scientific papers that document
> existence of fatherless reproduction in snakes."
> ....more in the article
> Betty Cunningham
> the reply-to in this e-mail is a spam trap
> remove the dash in flyinggoat in e-mail replies
There is also a species of skink in Australia that does this.
There are no males of the species at all. Occationally an egg layed
by a species of fowl will also hatch without needing to be
fertilised, but the offspring are usually stunted and deformed.