News tagged with asexuality

Starfish that clone themselves live longer

Starfish that reproduce through cloning avoid ageing to a greater extent than those that propagate through sexual reproduction. This is shown by a new research study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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If you could clone yourself, would you still have sex?

Imagine how easy life would be if you could produce offspring without a mate. Sexual reproduction is the most common mating system in the animal kingdom. But in many species, females do not require males to produce offspring ...

dateFeb 13, 2015 in Other
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Diatom sex pheromone isolated and characterized

(—Diatoms (unicellular photosynthetic organisms) reproduce through asexual cell division alternating with short periods of sexual reproduction. A German and Belgian team has now determined that pheromones play ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Biochemistry
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