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2012-11-16 14:08:02

Up to ten per cent of the active genes of an organism that has survived 80 million years without sex are foreign, a new study from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London reveals.

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2010-06-15 08:04:54

A new study shows that humans and tiny aquatic animals known as rotifers have something important in common when it comes to sex.

2010-01-28 15:07:16

They haven't had sex in some 30 million years, but some very small invertebrates named bdelloid rotifers are still shocking biologists – they should have gone extinct long ago.

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2008-03-25 15:40:00

Finding could stimulate new study of free radicals’ role in inflammation, cancer, aging

2005-08-06 15:36:16

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.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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