Bdelloidea

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Bdelloidea

A class of rotifers (wheel animals) found in fresh water and moist soil, which are of interest to scientists because sexual reproduction has disappeared: males do not exist and females reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis.
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Neither males nor meiosis (cell division to produce sperm or eggs) have ever been observed in a bdelloid rotifer.
GIRL POWER: An image of a bdelloid rotifer, magnified thousands of times
Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers.
Like bdelloid rotifers, these fungi have been asexual for millions of years.
Biologists have mused that there might be something funny about the sexual history of bdelloid rotifers, one of the classes of a phylum of little stalk-like water animals crowned with a characteristic circle of hairlike cilia.
So while most animals are locked in evolutionary arms races with their foes, bdelloid rotifers escape them altogether simply by being carried on the wind.
GIRL POWER: The bdelloid rotifers lay eggs which turn into clones of the mother