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(Yahoo)   Bdelloid rotifers gobble DNA to survive, though scientists just call them "yourmoms"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 10
    More: Interesting, DNA, PLoS Genetics, horizontal gene transfer, National Academy of Sciences, Algae, DNA repair, Cambridge University, animals  
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2012-11-19 09:06:18 AM  
Bdelloid rotifers gobble DNA

Looks like some sort of code to me.

HR CK 16 BT
QUIDS SEEMS ROSE FLAKE GAUDY
WHICH FRAIL SNEAK SNOWY SHEER
SNIPE FRAME SNOUT SNORE SNEAK
SNIPE
AR
 
2012-11-19 09:18:56 AM  
Life wins out. Individuals never do but life certainly does.

/Imma gonna go consume some tasty smoked pig DNA
 
2012-11-19 10:05:39 AM  
diversifying into at least 400 species

Going by the most basic definition of a species as learned by thousands during their first biology class: isn't every individual an entire species as they can't interbreed?
 
2012-11-19 10:33:03 AM  

DerAppie: diversifying into at least 400 species

Going by the most basic definition of a species as learned by thousands during their first biology class: isn't every individual an entire species as they can't interbreed?


It's moreso about reproduction. Reproducing asexually means you can have a species of genetically identical (more or less) individuals that don't breed with themselves.
 
2012-11-19 11:02:49 AM  

Nurglitch: DerAppie: diversifying into at least 400 species

Going by the most basic definition of a species as learned by thousands during their first biology class: isn't every individual an entire species as they can't interbreed?

It's moreso about reproduction. Reproducing asexually means you can have a species of genetically identical (more or less) individuals that don't breed with themselves.


No shiat sherlock.
 
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2012-11-19 01:08:27 PM  
Man, I need to get a good stereo microscope so I can look for this kind of weird crap in my back yard. (Not even going to scope my tap water, because I'd probably turn into Howard Hughes.)
 
2012-11-19 01:13:51 PM  
As I understand it, the foreign DNA gets incorporated after periods of dormancy to repair cellular damage. So I hear anyway. Dunno if that's just a hypothesis or what.
 
2012-11-19 02:23:09 PM  
Just reading the first 3 words of that headline

Bdelloid rotifers gobble

I felt like I was having severe sudden dyxlexia.
 
2012-11-19 11:49:51 PM  
Well done smitty.

I like these nerd threads. Most farkers respond to the geek article instead of the main reason the link got GL.
 
2012-11-20 01:12:22 AM  
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Incorporates DNA from leftover genetic material from other life-forms, you say?

/damn you proboscis, could never seem to find it.
 
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