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[PhysOrg] New species of lizard created in lab that reproduces by cloning itself

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A genetics research group working in a lab in Kansas, has succeeded in creating a new species of lizard by mating two distinct species of North American Whiptails, both native to New Mexico. The offspring, all females are not only fertile, but can reproduce by laying eggs that don't need to be fertilized, which means, they actually clone themselves.
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Genetically advantageous to be fertile and asexually reproduce.
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"We're not bangin' rocks together here, we know how to make a self-cloning lizzard."
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thers a lotta geckos that can reproduce without a male; however, would prefer to breed with males in order to diversify.
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Genetically advantageous to be fertile and asexually reproduce.
The disadvantages far outweigh the advantages.
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Genetically advantageous to be fertile and asexually reproduce.
we need to do this with KEELY HAZELL!!!1
    
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When they make a lizard that reproduces the way starfish do, cut it in half and now you have TWO, then I'll be impressed.
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we need to do this with KEELY HAZELL!!!1
SOOO MUCH WIN


yes we do
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forever alone cloning?
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This is an absolute fail. The whole purpose of mating is to combine and diversify genetic material to quantify survival. As in: If this lizard was predisposed to ANYTHING that might kill it, ALL of them will die.
    
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Wow...a self-cloning lizard...how useful.


Edited by AdmRose - 5/8/11 at 7:00am
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