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The Virgin Mary….Kinda, but not really As if the Virgin Mary, mother to Jesus, was not enough of a phenomenon. The female copperhead snakes are found to be able to reproduce both sexually and asexually (CITE). This is all really mind blowing when you think about it. I know a lot of human women might be excited if they found they could make a baby without the use of a male. A question that might be asked is how can an egg be fertilized and born without a male? I am glad you asked or did I just assume, either way I am here to inform you how this mammal was able to reproduce without the use of a male. You might remember from biology class that sexual reproduction requires both a male and a female contributing one gamete. These gamete are comprised of 23 chromosomes each to make up 46 chromosomes and that Sexual reproduction requires the process of meosis and two rounds of mitosis ( Rye, Wise, Jurukovski, & et. al., 2017) . In organisms that reproduce using asexual reproduction
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