The bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga under a polychromatic polarization microscope
Bacterial Enzyme Keeps Rotifers’ Transposable Elements in Check
Jumping genes in bdelloid rotifers are tamped down by DNA methylation performed by an enzyme pilfered from bacteria roughly 60 million years ago, a study finds.
ABOVE: Courtesy of Michael Shribak, Irina Yushenova
Bacterial Enzyme Keeps Rotifers’ Transposable Elements in Check
Bacterial Enzyme Keeps Rotifers’ Transposable Elements in Check

Jumping genes in bdelloid rotifers are tamped down by DNA methylation performed by an enzyme pilfered from bacteria roughly 60 million years ago, a study finds.

Jumping genes in bdelloid rotifers are tamped down by DNA methylation performed by an enzyme pilfered from bacteria roughly 60 million years ago, a study finds.

ABOVE: Courtesy of Michael Shribak, Irina Yushenova

bdelloid rotifer

Magnified image featuring a full view of a bdelloid rotifer recovered from permafrost (labeled A) along with two insets: one side view of the organism’s head (labeled B) and a view of its mouthparts (labeled C)
Rotifers Bounce Back After Being Frozen for 24,000 Years
Lisa Winter | Jun 8, 2021
The hardy animals were pulled from the permafrost in Siberia, giving scientists the opportunity to study how they survive extreme conditions.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2015
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