bdelloid


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bdelloid

leech-like.
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Neither males nor meiosis (cell division to produce sperm or eggs) have ever been observed in a bdelloid rotifer.
In the bdelloid genome, gene copies either don't match up positionally along chromosome pairs or are located on the same chromosome.
Recipes for successful anhydrobiosis in bdelloid rotifers.
But the bdelloid not only survived, it has adapted to a changing world.
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.
A bdelloid rotifer living as an inquiline in leaves of the pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea.
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.
The microscopic bdelloid rotifer has seemingly evolved without sex for some 40 million years and probably doesn't exist in male form--making this rotifer a good candidate for a robust asexual species, a much debated possibility (157: 326*).
17) is the only bdelloid rotifer we could identify in this study.
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A new research has discovered that the secret to the evolutionary longevity of very small invertebrates called bdelloid rotifers is that they are microscopic escape artists that dry up and are promptly gone with the wind when faced with pathogens.
Microscopic bdelloid rotifers have seemingly evolved without sex for millions of years and probably don't exist in male form, say Harvard University biologists.