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Komodo and Parthenogenesis

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During the waiting time, some female Komodo without the presence of male Komodo for a long time, assumes there is shortage of male therefore she begins the process of parthenogenesis to save the species. Too many parthenogenesis will risk decreasing their genes diversity which will lead endangering the whole species. Maybe we should keep those females with at least one male on sight, if not all the time at least not leaving them alone for too long.

Komodo Dragon

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Komodo is actually the name of an island within the eastern part of Lesser Sunda chain of Islands (part East Nusa Tenggara province) in Indonesia. The name Komodo is getting famous when first European in 1910 visited the island and came back with report of giant lizzards roaming the island. They named this enormous lizzard as Komodo Dragon. One very interesting fact of these giant carnivorous lizzards is their parthenogenesis ability. A Komodo dragon at London Zoo named Sungai laid a clutch of eggs in late 2005 after being separated from male company for more than two year
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