Captive Shark Had "Virgin Birth"


Subject:
Fish, Reptiles, & Amphibians , Sharks

Description:
This 2007 article describes how genetic testing has confirmed that a female hammerhead shark reproduced through parthenogenesis, the type of reproduction that "occurs when an egg cell is triggered to develop as an embryo without the addition of any genetic material from a male." Includes an audio clip, diagram of how parthenogenesis takes place, and links to related articles. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Publisher:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6681793.stm


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