I have heard and read the story of Kunti character in Mahabharata (Indian epic) gave birth to Karnan with the help of Sun God. I was wondering how that can be possible. After reading the article on XY chromosome in female http://www.gendercare.com/library/italiano_paper3.html, I have a doubt that it might have been possible for Kunti because Kunti may had XY chromosome and with the help of Sun heat / some incubation method, she might have got pregnant without any male support. Fantasy!!!
As per the article in http://www.livescience.com/7585-shark-pregnant-males-required.html, there are many animals in the world which can do this. The process is called automictic parthenogenesis.
- Adam’s rib, revisited: Evolutionary divergence of mammalian sex chromosomes (phys.org)
- How Scientists Read Chromosome’s (rhesusnegativebloodgroup.com)