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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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.