The Mystery Of The Celibate Rotifer

Bdelloid rotifers haven’t had sex for at least thirty million years and that’s puzzling. Most asexual animals are doomed to extinction. Reporting in the journal Science, Paul Sherman and Chris Wilson explain the extraordinary adaptations that allow rotifers to thrive sex-free. En Español.

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About Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.