Thursday, May 24, 2007

Females Sharks Don't Need Males

Well, for those that scoff at my fear of never finding a wife as irrational…they are probably right. But it still doesn’t take anything away from this piece of science news.

The takeaway:

Research on the perished pup found that it had no paternal DNA. Additionally, it possessed half of its mother’s genetic diversity. Combined, the data indicates the mother gave birth through a non-sexual mode of reproduction known as automatic parthenogenesis.

It may be, in fact, only a matter of time before I become outdated. Thanks for nothing, Darwin.

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