Consecutive virgin births in the new world boid snake, the Colombian rainbow Boa, Epicrates maurus.


Until recently, facultative automictic parthenogenesis within the squamate reptiles exhibiting ZZ:ZW genetic sex determination has resulted in single reproductive events producing male (ZZ) or female (ZW) offspring. With the recent discovery of viable parthenogenetically produced female (WW) Boa constrictors, the existence of further parthenogenetic events… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esr080

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