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Evolution: Scandal! Sex-starved and still surviving

Some creatures have what it takes to survive long dry spells. How they do this may be revealed in their genes, reports Erika Check Hayden.

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See also Correspondence: "If you don’t need change, maybe you don’t need sex": and "Ancient asexuals: darwinulids not exposed":

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Check Hayden, E. Evolution: Scandal! Sex-starved and still surviving. Nature 452, 678–680 (2008).

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