Parthenogenesis - 'Virgin Birth', confirmed in wild snake species
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September 12th, 2012 (10:37 AM).
Join Date: Jun 2009
I had no idea there were so many cases of this happening in such different branches of animals.
If I remember my biology class though, doesn't asexual reproduction leave a species vulnerable to disease? All the offspring would share the same natural defenses / vulnerabilities and so one (un)lucky infection could wipe out a whole population.
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if it were possible to replicate this for animals(if evolution won't allow this to happen for a long time), we wouldn't have to worry about running short on meat at all(and it will be especially helpful for 3rd world countries since they're more closer to food shortages than 1st world countries).
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I don't follow you on this. How would this make it easier to get meat? Animals (by which I assume you mean mammals like cows, etc.) would still need to be fed, pastured, etc.
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