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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So while most animals are locked in evolutionary arms races with their foes, bdelloid rotifers escape them altogether simply by being carried on the wind.
Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers.
GIRL POWER: The bdelloid rotifers lay eggs which turn into clones of the mother
Biologists have mused that there might be something funny about the sexual history of bdelloid rotifers, one of the classes of a phylum of little stalk-like water animals crowned with a characteristic circle of hairlike cilia.
Holman (1987) concluded that asexually reproducing groups of bdelloid rotifers were actually recognized more consistently than their sexually reproducing relatives.
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A new research has discovered that the secret to the evolutionary longevity of very small invertebrates called bdelloid rotifers is that they are microscopic escape artists that dry up and are promptly gone with the wind when faced with pathogens.