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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"
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References in classic literature ?
"And that the germ plasm is different from the parthenogenetic egg?"
They were then subjected to parthenogenetic activation and in vitro embryo culture in the absence of LPS until they reached the blastocyst stage.
ISC-hpNSC consists of a highly pure population of neural stem cells derived from human parthenogenetic stem cells.
International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products.
Abstract.--The phylogenetic relationships of four dioecious populations and one parthenogenetic population of the harpacticoid Canthocamptus staphylinus (Jurine, 1820) were studied.
impaternata is a unisexual clonal species of hybrid origin, arguably with a gynogenetic mode of reproduction in which (i) the parthenogenetic production of diploid female eggs by its queens is spermdependent, requiring allospecific copulation followed by interaction without fertilisation between their unreduced oocytes and nonconspecific sperm cells and (ii) sperm necessary for this purpose is likely acquired by the gynes through copulation with technically allospecific males produced from eggs laid by impaternata queens and reared in impaternata nests.
Recently, parthenogenetic embryonic stem (pES) cells have attracted the interest of researchers for their pluripotent differentiation without ethical issues [8].
by the High Court of Justice that the parthenogenetic organisms
Abstract.--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).