Facultative parthenogenesis discovered in wild vertebrates.

@article{Booth2012FacultativePD,
  title={Facultative parthenogenesis discovered in wild vertebrates.},
  author={Warren Booth and Charles F. Smith and Pamela H Eskridge and Shannon K. Hoss and Joseph Mendelson and Gordon W Schuett},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={983-5}
}
Facultative parthenogenesis (FP)-asexual reproduction by bisexual species-has been documented in a variety of multi-cellular organisms but only recently in snakes, varanid lizards, birds and sharks. Unlike the approximately 80 taxa of unisexual reptiles, amphibians and fishes that exist in nature, FP has yet to be documented in the wild. Based on captive documentation, it appears that FP is widespread in squamate reptiles (snakes, lizards and amphisbaenians), and its occurrence in nature seems… CONTINUE READING
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