Hisserdude Posted January 2, 2015 Share Posted January 2, 2015 Parthenogenic species are all females, and they make "clones" of themselves, right? Normal species are males and females, and they need to mate to make babies. Males and females can come from different gene pools, so there is genetic diversity in their species. But parthenogenic species do not have any genetic diversity, because they do not mate to make babies, they just make "clones" of themselves, right? So i could theoretically start a colony of parthenogenic roaches with only one specimen, and have no problem with inbreeding or any genetic problems caused by inbreeding, right? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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