Monday, February 22, 2010

Asexual Reproduction is Nifty

After learning a bit about plants that have successfully survived for long periods of time with little or no sexual reproduction among the species, this caught my attention: an all-female species of lizard.

"Although asexual reproduction might seem like a bore—and one that can have questionable genetic outcomes unless done right—it has its benefits, too, Baumann notes. 'You're greatly increasing the chances of populating a new habitat if it only takes one individual,' he says. . ."

I say this in my best Spock voice: fascinating!

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