artificial parthenogenesis


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artificial parthenogenesis

the development of an egg into an embryo stimulated not by fertilization but by artificial means, e.g. cooling, treating with acid, mechanical damage.
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Artificial Parthenogenesis by Blockage of the Second Meiotic Division of the Oocyte
Artificial parthenogenesis in starfish eggs: production of parthenogenetic development through suppression of polar body formation by methylxanthines.
"The idea is now hovering before me that man himself can act as a creator, even in living nature, forming it eventually according to his will." So concluded Jacques Loeb, a developmental biologist and physiologist who achieved international prominence at the turn of the century for his invention of artificial parthenogenesis, and the subject of Philip Pauly's carefully crafted biography.