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'''Parthenogenesis''' (Greek: ''παρθενος γενεσις'', "[[virgin]] birth") is the term in science in which certain [[species]] of [[plant]] and [[animals]] can [[reproduce]] without the need of fertilization by a [[male]].  
 
'''Parthenogenesis''' (Greek: ''παρθενος γενεσις'', "[[virgin]] birth") is the term in science in which certain [[species]] of [[plant]] and [[animals]] can [[reproduce]] without the need of fertilization by a [[male]].  
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In 2012, scientists discovered wild-caught snakes, cottonmouth and copperhead, were capable of parthenogenesis. The "wild-caught" here is significant as the phenomenon had already been shown in captive snakes, but was thought to be mainly a result of that captivity.<ref>http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19555550</ref>
  
 
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*[http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-definition/Parthenogenesis/ Bio-Medicine.org definition]
 
*[http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-definition/Parthenogenesis/ Bio-Medicine.org definition]
 
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Revision as of 02:01, 12 September 2012

Parthenogenesis (Greek: παρθενος γενεσις, "virgin birth") is the term in science in which certain species of plant and animals can reproduce without the need of fertilization by a male.

In 2012, scientists discovered wild-caught snakes, cottonmouth and copperhead, were capable of parthenogenesis. The "wild-caught" here is significant as the phenomenon had already been shown in captive snakes, but was thought to be mainly a result of that captivity.[1]

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