Molecular genetic evidence for parthenogenesis in the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus

  title={Molecular genetic evidence for parthenogenesis in the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus},
  author={T. V. Groot and E. Bruins and J. A. Breeuwer},
  • T. V. Groot, E. Bruins, J. A. Breeuwer
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Heredity
  • Parthenogenesis among reptiles is rare. Only a few species have the ability to reproduce asexually. Most of these are obligate parthenogenetic species that consist (almost) entirely of females, which can reproduce solely through parthenogenesis. Rarer are sexual species that only sporadically reproduce through parthenogenesis. A female Python molurus bivittatus (Reptilia, Boidae) from the Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, produced eggs in five consecutive years that contained embryos while she was isolated… CONTINUE READING

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