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Virgin Birth: Shark Has Daughter Without a Dad

May 26, 2007 - Science News Vol. 171, No. 21

DNA testing of two sharks confirms an instance of reproduction without mating, adding a fifth major vertebrate lineage to those known for occasional virgin births. Sources: Demian D. Chapman, Pew Institute for Ocean Science Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami; Mahmood S. Shivji. Guy Harvey Research Institute.

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