posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 02:35 PM
What I found most interesting is this:
When I first read this, I assumed the offspring would be all clones of the mother since hers was the only genetic material being contributed (there
was no "father" to add his genetic diversity.) I then read that the offspring were all males. This does make sense from the "species survival"
standpoint that was illustrated in the article (if she were the last surviving female in a certain area, her male offspring could then mate with her,
thus raising the population.)
Then I started wondering this: is it possible that the offspring are all clones of the mother, except for the difference in gender
(albeit a big difference!).
Is there anyone well-versed enough in genetics on this thread who knows the answer and can help me?
BTW: FF, I thought your title was appropriate and did it's job in hooking me in to this thread. It's not any different than what some newspapers do
every day with their "teaser" headlines. And, BTW, I'm sticking up for you even though I'm a "PenguinsFan" (we usually don't like
[edit on 28-12-2006 by Soylent Green Is People]