Spontaneous Parthenogenesis in a Fish

@article{Spurway1953SpontaneousPI,
  title={Spontaneous Parthenogenesis in a Fish},
  author={H. Spurway},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1953},
  volume={171},
  pages={437-437}
}
THE guppy, Lebistes reticulatus, is a viviparous fish the reproductive physiology of which has been well studied (bibliography in Gordon1). A female, D9, of English domestic stock of this species born October 5, 1950, was separated from adult males twelve days after birth. The litter of which she was a member were placed in separate jars when thirty-nine days old. The first sign of differentiation of the anal fin into a gonopodium was seen in one of her brothers twelve days later, the family… CONTINUE READING

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