SOMETIMES A QUIRK, MANY TIMES A SURVIVAL TRAIT?
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
Parthenogenesis in the animal kingdom apparently isn’t a common thing, but it does happen. Birds such as Turkeys and Chickens apparently can do it. Some species of Fish, Reptiles, and Scorpions are also parthenogenetic as well. While there are obvious advantages to the capability of females to have virgin births (particularly when it comes to population numbers), some scientists believe that parthenogenesis is not as good as sexual reproduction, in the sense that evolution by the mixing of genetic traits does not happen.