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1. A form of reproduction in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual, occurring commonly among insects and certain other arthropods.
2. The artificial activation of an unfertilized usually mammalian egg, resulting in an embryolike cell cluster from which stem cells can be harvested.

[New Latin : Greek parthenos, virgin + genesis.]

par′the·no·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), par′the·no·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
par′the·no·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.parthenogenetic - (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproductionparthenogenetic - (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
asexual, nonsexual - not having or involving sex; "an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
References in classic literature ?
And that the germ plasm is different from the parthenogenetic egg?
October 31, 2017 -- International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB:ISCO) announced that Australia has issued a patent covering the company's methods for generating HLA homozygous parthenogenetic human stem cell lines from unfertilized eggs.
ISC-hpNSC is a highly pure population of neural stem cells derived from human parthenogenetic stem cells manufactured under cGMP conditions.
The number of blastocysts and the rate of blastocyst formation were calculated 168 h after parthenogenetic activation.
In 1966, diploid parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus neomexicanus = Aspidoscelis neomexicana (Lowe & Zweifel, 1952) was reported by another worker from an inexact site in Presidio County, Texas, based on a specimen in the University of Kansas Natural History Museum (KU 40264).
Previously, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the company's parthenogenetic stem cells, the starting material for the production of ISC-hpNSC, for clinical use.
During the previous 12 yr of occupancy in Bosque Farms, the only whiptail lizards they had observed in and near the patches of suitable habitat in the larger neighborhood were of the diploid, hybrid-derived parthenogenetic species Aspidoscelis neomexicana (New Mexico whiptail).
The distinction between sexual and parthenogenetic reproduction was based on the observation of markers of exclusively paternal origin in the full-sib progenies, since parthenogenetic reproduction produces diploid offspring that are genetically identical to the mother.
In this project I propose to use the parthenogenetic army ant Cerapachys biroi as a model species to investigate the role of DNA methylation in the regulation of reproduction and behaviour.
Reproduction of the weevil is sexual in its native region and parthenogenetic in California and other areas where introduced (Takenouchi 1978, Zhu et al.
Apparently these 'virgin births' or parthenogenetic reproduction (try saying that five times really quickly) started back in 2007.
These populations may occur in limited areas unoccupied by sexual species and in disturbed habitats, but some parthenogenetic species of Aspidoscelis are also widely syntopic with sexual species.