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Andrew Solomon, Matthew Meselson and Marlo Thomas honored at 9th annual Double Helix Medals Dinner Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) November 14, 2014 More
This odd, microscopic, freshwater animal is making news once again, this time for the startling discovery of numerous chunks of foreign DNA in its genome.
Birds and bees may do it, but the microscopic animals called bdelloid rotifers seem to get along just fine without sex, thank you. Whatâ€™s more, they have done so over millions of years of evolution, resulting in at least 370 species.
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In a paper published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), MBL scientists Irina R. Arkhipova and Matthew Meselson provide evidence that suggests bdelloid rotifers--which probably gave up sex at least 50 million years ago but have still evolved into 370 species--handle DNA transposons more efficiently than other asexual species.