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2009-10-29 08:48:02

Indiana University graduate student describes research studying populations of New Zealand freshwater snails that reproduce either sexually or asexually to determine if sexual reproduction offers advantages in parasite-rich environments Since Darwin's time, biologists have tried to understand the advantages of sexual reproduction. This is not trivial because there are clear disadvantages to sex. Unlike sexual organisms, asexuals do not need a partner to reproduce, they can reproduce clonally...