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    • Degenerate Tetraploidy Was Established Before Bdelloid Rotifer Families Diverged 

      Hur, Jae H.; Van Doninck, Karine; Mandigo, Morgan L.; Meselson, Matthew (Oxford University Press, 2009)
      Rotifers of Class Bdelloidea are abundant freshwater invertebrates known for their remarkable ability to survive desiccation and their lack of males and meiosis. Sequencing and annotation of approximately 50-kb regions ...
    • Diverse DNA Transposons in Rotifers of the Class Bdelloidea 

      Arkhipova, Irina; Meselson, Matthew (National Academy of Sciences, 2005)
      We surveyed the diversity, structural organization, and patterns of evolution of DNA transposons in rotifers of the class Bdelloidea, a group of basal triploblast animals that appears to have evolved for millions of years ...
    • Evidence for Degenerate Tetraploidy in Bdelloid Rotifers 

      Welch, Jessica L. Mark; Welch, David B. Mark; Meselson, Matthew (National Academy of Sciences (USA), 2008)
      Rotifers of class Bdelloidea have evolved for millions of years apparently without sexual reproduction. We have sequenced 45- to 70-kb regions surrounding the four copies of the hsp82 gene of the bdelloid rotifer Philodina ...
    • Extreme Resistance of Bdelloid Rotifers to Ionizing Radiation 

      Gladyshev, Evgeniy; Meselson, Matthew (National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2008)
      Rotifers of class Bdelloidea are common invertebrate animals with highly unusual characteristics, including apparently obligate asexuality, the ability to resume reproduction after desiccation at any life stage, and a ...
    • Massive Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers 

      Gladyshev, Evgeniy; Meselson, Matthew; Arkhipova, Irina (Science, 2008)
      Horizontal gene transfer in metazoans has been documented in only a few species and is usually associated with endosymbiosis or parasitism. By contrast, in bdelloid rotifers we found many genes that appear to have originated ...
    • Phylogenomics of Unusual Histone H2A Variants in Bdelloid Rotifers 

      Van Doninck, Karine; Mandigo, Morgan L.; Hur, Jae H.; Wang, Peter; Guglielmini, Julien; Milinkovitch, Michel C.; Lane, William S.; Meselson, Matthew Stanley; Malik, Harmit S. (Public Library of Science, 2009)
      Rotifers of Class Bdelloidea are remarkable in having evolved for millions of years, apparently without males and meiosis. In addition, they are unusually resistant to desiccation and ionizing radiation and are able to ...