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Cross-contamination explains “inter and intraspecific horizontal genetic transfers” between asexual bdelloid rotifers

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A few metazoan lineages are thought to have persisted for millions of years without sexual reproduction. If so, they would offer important clues to the evolutionary paradox of sex itself [1, 2]. Most “ancient asexuals” are subject to ongoing doubt because extant populations continue to invest in males [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. However, males are famously unknown in bdelloid rotifers, a class of microscopic invertebrates comprising hundreds of species [10, 11, 12]. Bdelloid genomes have acquired ...

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10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.070

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ZOOLOGY
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Zoology
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Magdalen College
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Natural Environment Research Council
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NE/M01651X/1
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Elsevier
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Current Biology More from this journal
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28
Issue:
15
Pages:
2436-2444.e14
Publication date:
2018-07-12
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2018-05-23
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1879-0445
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0960-9822
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30017483
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1065144
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