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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.
A new study shows that humans and tiny aquatic animals known as rotifers have something important in common when it comes to sex.
They haven't had sex in some 30 million years, but some very small invertebrates named bdelloid rotifers are still shocking biologists â€“ they should have gone extinct long ago.
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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.
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