Bdelloidea

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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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Neither males nor meiosis (cell division to produce sperm or eggs) have ever been observed in a bdelloid rotifer.
The transparent creatures, called bdelloid rotifers, live in fresh water but every one of the species is female.
A bdelloid rotifer living as an inquiline in leaves of the pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea.
A new species of bdelloid rotifer from Sonora, Mexico.
Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers.
ciliates and bdelloid rotifers can after a few hours no longer be taken into account, while crustaceans and armoured rotifers may still be identified after several days--they are not sufficiently represented in the evaluation.
This group of tiny water creatures, called bdelloid rotifers, is thriving in fresh water and soggy land worldwide despite, seemingly, no sex for at least 40 million years.
Holman (1987) concluded that asexually reproducing groups of bdelloid rotifers were actually recognized more consistently than their sexually reproducing relatives.