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Subject: Is parthenogenesis a result of a meiosis 'spin'?

Date: Thu Dec 21 13:36:07 2006
Posted by Francisco Burnay
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Lisbon State/Province: No state entered. Country: Portugal
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 1166733367.Ge

By spin I mean a difference in metaphasis I or II from a normal meiosis. I was 
wondering if an "error" in metaphasis could lead to an ovule wich 
was "fertilized" a priori and hence generate a new individual not identical to 
the female progenitor - because, so I've heard, parthenogenesis is not natural 
cloning (by the way, could it be?). Thank you.

Re: Is parthenogenesis a result of a meiosis 'spin'?

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