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What is parthenogenesis?

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Parthenogenesis is the reproduction or formation of a new individual from the egg cell but without fecundation by the male gamete. According to the species, individuals born by parthenogenesis may be male or female, or of any sex.

In bees the drone (the single male bee) is haploid and born by parthenogenesis while the females (queen and workers) are diploid.

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