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Komodo dragon art by American painter Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Virgin Birth (Komodo Dragon)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Certain girls can make boy babies without ever having had sex with boys.

The female komodo dragon can produce male offspring without the contribution of a male. Because the female komodo dragon has ZW sex chromosomes and the male has ZZ, a female can lay eggs with just one Z chromosome and that egg will eventually develop into the ZZ of a male.

And some girls can control the development of babies.

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wildlife painting by French artist Gwenn Seemel
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