bdelloid


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bdelloid

leech-like.
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In the bdelloid genome, gene copies either don't match up positionally along chromosome pairs or are located on the same chromosome.
The bdelloid genome shows evidence for other ways of maintaining healthy genes and viable lineages.
Recipes for successful anhydrobiosis in bdelloid rotifers.
Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers.
But the bdelloid not only survived, it has adapted to a changing world.
A fossil study and DNA testing have shown that the bdelloid rotifer has changed over the millions of years of the species' existence.
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.
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.
The bdelloid genome shows an odd pattern of differences between versions of the same genes, report David Mark Welch and Matthew Meselson.