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
Previous papers have reported that artificial parthenogenesis in sea stars can be induced--for example, by treatment with thymol or methylxanthine (Obata and Nemoto, 1984; Washitani-Nemoto et al.
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.