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GUEST,Joe_F BS: Are all maggots male? (32) RE: BS: Are all maggots male? 27 Feb 06

It is impossible for a species to be entirely male, because males are merely females' way of inseminating other females. There are, however, a few species that are entirely female (parthenogenetic): some lizards, and quite a lot of rotifers. The lizards are an evolutionary dead end, but the rotifers, it seems, are not. For some biochemical speculations on why we can't get away with that, see

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