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.
Area of science: Genetics
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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