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(Some Red Deer Advocate)   Carpe Carpe - self cloning carp seizing the day in Alberta   (reddeeradvocate.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Water, Central Alberta anglers, Alberta, Introduced species, Goldfish, Invasive species, Prussian carp, Fishkeeping  
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479 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Jun 2020 at 5:21 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-09 4:57:16 PM  
Self-cloning? Yeah, there's a term for that. Anybody know what is is? Anyone?

/yeah, yeah.I know
 
2020-06-09 5:32:46 PM  
It can reproduce using the sperm of other species? Wouldn't that create a hybrid?
 
2020-06-09 5:38:31 PM  

sourballs: It can reproduce using the sperm of other species? Wouldn't that create a hybrid?


They use the sperm to trigger the process of cell division, but don't actually incorporate the sperm's DNA into the ova.  So it is cloning - DNA directly copied from the mother.

Read David Brin's "Glory Season" for an interesting fictional take on the process.
 
2020-06-09 5:46:47 PM  
Oh carp!
 
2020-06-09 6:16:40 PM  

FrancoFile: sourballs: It can reproduce using the sperm of other species? Wouldn't that create a hybrid?

They use the sperm to trigger the process of cell division, but don't actually incorporate the sperm's DNA into the ova.  So it is cloning - DNA directly copied from the mother.

Read David Brin's "Glory Season" for an interesting fictional take on the process.


Thanks. I'll be on the lookout for the book
 
2020-06-09 7:09:35 PM  

sourballs: It can reproduce using the sperm of other species? Wouldn't that create a hybrid?


So are we going to name this thing the Slutfish or what?
 
2020-06-09 7:38:31 PM  
Those farkers always farked up my blue gill fishing
 
2020-06-10 12:43:42 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: sourballs: It can reproduce using the sperm of other species? Wouldn't that create a hybrid?

So are we going to name this thing the Slutfish or what?


the elusive Canadian Slutfish, Alberta Skankus.
 
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