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Genome Biol. 2007;8(12):232. doi: 10.1186/gb-2007-8-12-232.

Genomic clues to an ancient asexual scandal.

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  • 1Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA. rice@lifesci.ucsb.edu

Abstract

Despite abandoning meiosis, the bdelloid rotifers have persisted for millions of years and given rise to hundreds of species. Several mechanisms--allelic variants with different functions, high effective population size, and resistance to radiation--may contribute to their success.

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