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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- Located in the Delta Quadrant.

Technologically sophisticated, spacefaring, humanoid civilization in the Delta Quadrant.  The Taresian population was ninety percent female because male children were very rare.  To assure an adequate childbirth rate, the Taresians genetically engineered a retrovirus that they place on several planets in the Delta Quadrant.  The retrovirus was designed to alter the DNA of a male host's body, mutating it into a Taresian being.  The retrovirus also imparted an instinctive urge to return to Taresia so that their bodies could be denucleated (Favorite Son -VGR).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).