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Old 27th September 2021, 06:39 PM   #1
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No Sex Please; We're Oppiella Nova Beetle Mites

The answer is the Meselson Effect (see Matthew MeselsonWP).

Scientists solve mystery of why some animals are able to survive without sexual reproduction

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/scie...tion-1.5602197

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"Our results clearly show that O. nova reproduces exclusively asexually. When it comes to understanding how evolution works without sex, these beetle mites could still provide a surprise or two," Jens Bast, junior research group leader at the University of Cologne, said in the press release.
I'm not sure I am any wiser.
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It was published in PNAS.

Heh.
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https://www.livescience.com/aquarium...gin-birth.html

virgin birth by shark in captivity.
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