ameiotic parthenogenesis
Parthenogenesis without meiosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Parthenogenesis — (from the Greek παρθένος parthenos , virgin , + γένεσις genesis , creation ) is an asexual form of reproduction found in females where growth and development of embryos or seeds occurs without fertilization by a male. The offspring produced by… …   Wikipedia

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