Parthenogenesis: birth of a new lineage or reproductive accident?

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 3;25(15):R659-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.055.


Parthenogenesis - the ability to produce offspring from unfertilized eggs - is widespread among invertebrates and now increasingly found in normally sexual vertebrates. Are these cases reproductive errors or could they be a first step in the emergence of new parthenogenetic lineages?

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Endangered Species*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Parthenogenesis*
  • Skates, Fish / physiology*