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Mental_Floss: "Self-Perpetuating Female Salamanders Are Better Off Without Males, Study Finds"
Self-Perpetuating Female Salamanders Are Better Off Without Males, Study Finds | Mental Floss

Hybrid, polyploidy Ambystomids may be better at tissue regeneration than those with more "traditional" genetics. Pretty cool!

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Wow! I'm vague on the exact genetics, but that's pretty cool.



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Interesting article, but the title is misleading, since unisexual Ambystoma females need sperm from males of bisexual species to perpetuate.
These females are not really cloned. Only a part of their genome is actually cloned. Such species are qualified as kleptons.



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