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September 13, 2017


A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

Parthenogenesis In Snakes

Parthenogenesis is a scientific term for a virgin birth that takes place in species that usually reproduce sexually.

March 4, 2009


Family Planning, Aphid Style

Female aphids don't need males to reproduce. Their trick is called "parthenogenesis" and means big savings in time and energy.

April 29, 2008


Virgin Births in Sharks

In 2001 a shark was born at a zoo in Nebraska. The birth might not have been newsworthy, except that baby appeared in a tank with three female sharks.

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