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(EuroNews)   Much like those who lurk in the Politics tab, this tiny beetle mite has survived for a very long time without having any sex   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Organism, Evolution, Biology, Reproduction, Genetics, tiny beetle mite species, DNA, Asexual reproduction  
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328 clicks; posted to STEM » on 23 Sep 2021 at 7:42 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-09-23 6:31:43 PM  
2021-09-23 7:47:16 PM  
If you lean in real close, you can hear the beetle say "skreee Tulsi is a veteran!"
2021-09-24 9:12:13 AM  
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2021-09-24 1:56:05 PM  
> The long term survival of animal species without sexual reproduction was thought to be practically impossible - until now.

> The two copies of their genetic information accumulate separate mutations, evolving completely independently. This is something called the Meselon effect and is only found in species that only reproduce asexually.
"'That may sound simple. But in practice, the Meselson effect has never been conclusively demonstrated in animals - until now," says Prof. Tanja Schwander at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne.

Huh? , the Meselson effect has been described in rotifers which are animals.​_​Meselson#Meselson_effect

though there is apparently a lot of nitpicking over whether examples are true or pure.
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