NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A genome sequencing study in Nature offered hints about genetic strategies organisms may use to maintain species diversity, even in the absence of sexual reproduction.

An international team led by investigators in Belgium and France did whole-genome sequencing on the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga, a tiny, asexual aquatic organism that reproduces through the division of unfertilized eggs.

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