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Not so prudish after all

Scientists find promiscuous genes in an asexual animal

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1:09pm, May 29, 2008

Members of the only all-girl, asexual class of animals turn out to be loose. Bdelloidea DNA is tangled up with DNA from all dregs of life – animals, plants, bacteria and even fungi. The shocking finding, to be reported in the May 30 Science, may explain how the group has survived without sex for more than 35 million years.


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