Life of a water droplet

18 May 2012

Every drop of pond water is teeming with life. Bdelloid rotifers, which are multicellular microscopic invertebrates, are found throughout the world in temporary water bodies. These creatures are remarkable in that they can withstand complete desiccation and extensive genomic fragmentation. The Ecology and Evolution Unit is working on understanding how frequent genomic damage affects their evolution.

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