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homoparthenogenesis

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That type of parthenogenesis in which the unfertilized eggs produce only one sex, as contrasted with heteroparthenogenesis, or the production of both males and females from unfertilized eggs. When the unfertilized eggs produce only males, as in the bee, the phenomenon has been called arrhenotoky or androgenetic parthenogenesis. When females alone are produced it has been called thelytoky, or gynogenetic parthenogenesis.

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