A new species of self-cloning lizards
May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science has a story on the startling creation of a new species of lizard — a fusion between two whiptail lizards. The members of this new species are tetraploid females that reproduce by parthenogenesis; they’re already in their third generation. The paper is here.
Please, nobody use the DNA of these lizards as a basis for recreating dinosaurs. It would probably cause even more serious problems than frog DNA.