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{n: Loeb, Jacques Loeb} United States physiologist (born in Germany) who did research on parthenogenesis (1859-1924)



{n: androgenesis, androgeny} male parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to the failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization

{n: gynogenesis} female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

{n: parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth} human conception without fertilization by a man

{n: parthenogenesis, parthenogeny} process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods

{n: parthenote} a cell resulting from parthenogenesis


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