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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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.
Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers.
GIRL POWER: The bdelloid rotifers lay eggs which turn into clones of the mother
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.
Bdelloid rotifers are tiny, freshwater invertebrates that have long puzzled scientists because, as completely asexual animals, they should have been extinguished by parasites and pathogens long ago in evolutionary time.