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(Science: zoology) One of the rotifera.

Origin: NL. See Rotifera.

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Video of rotifer eating.

I'm used to seeing Bdelloidea rotifers mostly, which are pretty motile, so hard to capture for very long, but I found this rotifer hanging out on some sediment. Not sure on the species, but the specimen did a good job of showing the current ...

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by keeblur
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of rotifer eating.
Replies: 0
Views: 1167

Meiosis = extreme confusion. Please help!

... results in the formation of spores: haploid cells that can divide vegetatively without undergoing fertilization. Some eukaryotes, like Bdelloid rotifers, have lost the ability to carry out meiosis and have acquired the ability to reproduce by parthenogenesis. Meiosis does not occur in archaea ...

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by bellyjelly
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Meiosis = extreme confusion. Please help!
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Views: 60352

Why do you keep talking about species

... Retractable proboscis surrounded by papillae 17 Rhombozoa Lozenge animal — Single axial cell surrounded by ciliated cells 75 Rotifera Wheel bearer Rotifers Anterior crown of cilia about 2000 Sipuncula Small tube Peanut worms Mouth surrounded by invertible tentacles 144–320 Tardigrada Slow step ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
Replies: 23
Views: 54310

Cell Constance: Could it Stop Cancer?

In my textbook, rotifers (and a few other pseudocoelomates) are described as being cell constant. This means each member of a given species has a specific number of cells. They do not divide. Division cannot be induced, and any form ...

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by plasmodesmata11
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Cell Constance: Could it Stop Cancer?
Replies: 0
Views: 908

Re: Re:

For bacteria or bdelloid rotifers, it is doubtless, for the rest, I seriously doubt it. But maybe you will prove us wrong with some interesting data to backup your original hypothesis. Parthenogenesis among reptiles and birds is fact ...

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by enarees
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Parthenogenesis(ZW) – CREATION of birds
Replies: 17
Views: 10256
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