Facultative Parthenogenesis in Vertebrates: Reproductive Error or Chance?

@article{Lampert2008FacultativePI,
  title={Facultative Parthenogenesis in Vertebrates: Reproductive Error or Chance?},
  author={Kathrin P Lampert},
  journal={Sexual Development},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={290 - 301}
}
Parthenogenesis, the development of an embryo from a female gamete without any contribution of a male gamete, is very rare in vertebrates. Parthenogenetically reproducing species have, so far, only been found in the Squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes). Facultative parthenogenesis, switching between sexual and clonal reproduction, although quite common in invertebrates, e.g. Daphnia and aphids, seems to be even rarer in vertebrates. However, isolated cases of parthenogenetic development have… Expand
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