One Crayfish to rule them all

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One Crayfish to rule them all

#1  Postby Macdoc » Feb 06, 2018 8:02 pm

This mutant, all-female crayfish clones itself. Its daughters are taking over Europe
A new study of the marble crayfish reveals something remarkable: The species, which reproduces without sex, simply did not exist before a random mutation about 25 years ago.


The marbled crayfish is a mutant species that clones itself, scientists report. The population is exploding in Europe, but the species appears to have originated only about 25 years ago. (RANJA ANDRIANTSOA / NYT) ... urope.html
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Re: One Crayfish to rule them all

#2  Postby laklak » Feb 06, 2018 8:38 pm

Gonna have to start eating mudbugs.
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#3  Postby Calilasseia » Feb 06, 2018 9:28 pm

The paper is a free download from Nature here.
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