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A microscopic organism that eats DNA instead of having sex

For the past 80 million years, a tiny water-borne organism called the bdelloid rotifer has lived and thrived without the benefits of sexual reproduction. Now, while asexual reproduction is nothing new to science, the way that these rotifers go about it is particularly unique: They eat DNA found in organic debris. The… » 11/19/12 6:40am 11/19/12 6:40am