Eighty million years without sex

October 13, 2007 at 11:43 am | Posted in Nature, Science, Strange | 1 Comment

The headline says it all. The BBC has an article about an asexual pond organism that can adapt to changing environments, thus lasting many millions of years. Without sex, of course. Most simple asexual organisms are adapted to specific environments, so die out when facing change. These “bdelloid rotifer”s can survive, wet or dry.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7039478.stm

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  1. it’s hard to imagine a world without sex. but it’s a recent invention. maybe in a million years or so (if humans are still around) it’ll be a laughable thing of history …

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