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Virgin Birth: Sharks' Secret Survival Trick
Animals  (tags: animals, shark, parthenogenesis )

Leslie
- 1575 days ago - newscientist.com
CAN'T find a mate? Try parthenogenesis. The type of asexual reproduction may be part of an extreme survival strategy for sharks.In parthenogenesis, females' eggs start dividing without being fertilised. This produces daughters that are genetically similar
Scientists Have Confirmed the Second Case of a Shark Virgin Birth
Animals  (tags: sharks, parthenogenesis, environment, interesting, Ocean Conservation Science )


- 2141 days ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
"It is possible that parthenogenesis could become more common in these sharks if population densities become so low that females have trouble finding mates," said Mahmood Shivji, one of the scientists and director of the Guy Harvey Research.
   

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