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- n. An organism that reproduces by parthenogenesis.
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There is also the other possibility, which has not been conclusively proved, that this variety is a parthenogen.
This was an unexpected result, since the parthenogen B. atticus should lack sequence fixation through sexuality.
In this paper we analyzed the IGS-ETS of the automictic parthenogen Bacillus atticus and the bisexual B. grandii, two closely related stick-insect species.