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  • proper noun A taxonomic subclass within the class Eurotatoriabdelloid rotifers (that resemble leeches).

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek βδέλλα (bdella, "leech").

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  • Bdelloid rotifers (class Bdelloidea), with about 350 or so known species, are the largest group of animals that reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis.

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  • Bdelloid rotifers class Bdelloidea, with about 350 or so known species, are the largest group of animals that reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis.

    How likely is it to find a male bdelloid rotifer?

  • Philodina - Philodina belongs to the class Bdelloidea (from the Greek for leech), rotifers that have two ovaries.

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  • Philodina - Philodina belongs to the class Bdelloidea (from the Greek for leech), rotifers that have two ovaries.

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  • Bdelloid rotifers (class Bdelloidea), with about 350 or so known species, are the largest group of animals that reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis.

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  • One clue is that Bdelloidea can basically dry up and form a cyst when conditions don’t suit them.

    Dana Carvey on Darwin (NOT Dar-lose!) - The Panda's Thumb

  • Bdelloidea animal species also reproduce exclusively parthenogenesis) and are all females.

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