Exactly how does one define parthenogenesis? The Asiatic clam Corbicula
(a FW species) is a simultaneous hermaphrodite that can, and does, self-
fertilize. Is each offspring a clone? What happens to the classic def-
inition of a species (viable offspring from two parents) under such
And why doesn't the Federation use
cloaking devices, anyway...?
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