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Curr Biol. 2016 Mar 21;26(6):R233-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.034.

Evolution: The End of an Ancient Asexual Scandal.

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Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Le Biophore, CH - 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. Electronic address: tanja.schwander@unil.ch.

Abstract

Bdelloid rotifers were believed to have persisted and diversified in the absence of sex. Two papers now show they exchange genes with each other, via horizontal gene transfers as known in bacteria and/or via other forms of non-canonical sex.

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27003885
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.034
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