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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Parthenogenisis.

LabRat discusses the crazy, crazy world of gender determination in lizards that give birth without having sex or even contact with lizards of the opposite sex. . . and it will make you reel.

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5 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:17:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Yep, that was an 'interesting' post :-)

 
At Thursday, July 08, 2010 9:06:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

As the saying goes, "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine; it's stranger than we can imagine."

 
At Thursday, July 08, 2010 1:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What started the whole discussion? Has someone been reading new fiction? Randy Wayne White's latest Doc Ford novel, Dark Shadows, has a large monitor lizard living in the scrub of Florida. He uses just this topic, asexual reproduction, as a narrative tool.

Hunter
Alaska

 
At Friday, July 09, 2010 1:01:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

It makes me think of how the komodo dragon-like "Grendels" in Legacy Of Heorot may not have been so very far of a stretch. If anything, they're probably too terestrial.

 
At Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:58:00 PM, Anonymous LabRat said...

I haven't read Randy Wayne White, it was inspired by a comment by a friend with a similar background/interests on an earlier post about fetal development and sex determination.

I promise the post that one was meant to be a placeholder for is coming, it's just a bunch of stuff has been going on that makes concentrating tough this last week.

 

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