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(English) Reproduction without fertilization by male gamete, without genetic recombination or a reduction in ploidy. The eggs develop without sperm and are clones of the female parent. Occurs in a few fish species. (See also: reproduction, gamete, hermaphroditic)
(French) Reproduction sans que les ovules ne soient fécondés par les gamètes mâles ; mode de reproduction présent chez quelques rares espèces de poissons. (See also: reproduction, gamete, hermaphroditic)
(Portuguese) Reprodução sem fertilização pelos gâmetas masculinos; ocorre em alguns peixes. (See also: reproduction, gamete, hermaphroditic)

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