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High impact information on Parthenogenesis


Biological context of Parthenogenesis


Anatomical context of Parthenogenesis


Associations of Parthenogenesis with chemical compounds

  • To avoid spontaneous parthenogenesis, the exposure to DMSO must occur for a reduced time and at room temperature [10].
  • Using our method (a combination of calcium ionophore A23187 and puromycin), the activation rate was approximately 90% and the proportion of parthenogenesis displaying one pronucleus with extrusion of the second polar body was approximately 80% in human aged and mouse young oocytes [11].

Gene context of Parthenogenesis

  • A specific alpha-tubulin is associated with the initiation of parthenogenesis in 'Salmon' wheat lines [12].


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