celibate for 30 million years

Posted on April 22, 2010 by

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Bdelloid rotifers haven’t had sex for 30 million years and that’s puzzling. Most asexual animals are doomed to extinction. Reporting in the journal Science, Paul Sherman and Chris Wilson explain the extraordinary adaptations that allow these rotifers to persist in celibacy.

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http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10266

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