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Bdelloidea

[də′lȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the class Rotifera comprising animals which resemble leeches in body shape and manner of locomotion.
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The bdelloid genome shows evidence for other ways of maintaining healthy genes and viable lineages.
If bdelloids are not having sex, how can they avoid the accumulation of deleterious mutations or generate new diversity?
Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers.
Key to the identification of the genera of bdelloid rotifers.
Afossil study and DNA testing have shown that the bdelloid rotifer has changed over the millions of years of the species' existence.
Two kinds of bdelloid were even found living on the body of one animal - a water louse - yet the one living on the louse's legs had evolved separately to the one which lives on the louse's chest.
The ovaries in bdelloid rotifers, however, create eggs containing the full genome.
The fossil record so far hasn't said much about the history of bdelloid rotifers--only that some specimens found in amber dating from 35 to 40 million years ago didn't include any obvious males.
The bdelloids are playing this never-ending game of hide-and-seek," said Sherman.
A new species of bdelloid rotifer from Sonora, Mexico.
Bdelloid rotifers are tiny, freshwater invertebrates that have long puzzled scientists because, as completely asexual animals, they should have been extinguished by parasites and pathogens long ago in evolutionary time.
The bdelloid genome shows an odd pattern of differences between versions of the same genes, report David Mark Welch and Matthew Meselson.