rotifera

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Summary: A class of minute animals of the phylum Aschelminthes.

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  1. Suga K, Mark Welch D, Tanaka Y, Sakakura Y, Hagiwara A. Two circular chromosomes of unequal copy number make up the mitochondrial genome of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Mol Biol Evol. 2008;25:1129-37 pubmed publisher
    ..plicatilis mitochondrial genome into 2 nearly equal chromosomes of 4-fold different copy number may provide insight into the evolution of metazoan mitochondria and the phylogenetics of rotifers and other basal animal phyla...
  2. Tripathi R, Boschetti C, McGee B, Tunnacliffe A. Trafficking of bdelloid rotifer late embryogenesis abundant proteins. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:2786-94 pubmed publisher
    ..We speculate that this mechanism allows a small number of LEA proteins to offer protection to a large number of desiccation-sensitive molecules and structures both inside and outside cells in the bdelloid rotifer. ..
  3. Barraclough T, Birky C, Burt A. Diversification in sexual and asexual organisms. Evolution. 2003;57:2166-72 pubmed
    ..The answer should shed light not only on the importance of the different stages leading to diversification, but also on the adaptive consequences of sex, still largely unexplored from a macroevolutionary perspective. ..
  4. Ricci C, Melone G, Santo N, Caprioli M. Morphological response of a bdelloid rotifer to desiccation. J Morphol. 2003;257:246-53 pubmed
    ..These features are affected by the time between water shortage and full desiccation, but also by the surrounding relative humidity and by the nature of the substrate. Possible adaptations of anhydrobiotic rotifers are discussed. ..
  5. Gómez A, Serra M, Carvalho G, Lunt D. Speciation in ancient cryptic species complexes: evidence from the molecular phylogeny of Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera). Evolution. 2002;56:1431-44 pubmed
    ..we investigate the molecular phylogeny of the cosmopolitan passively dispersing rotifer Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera: Monogononta) species complex using nucleotide sequence variation from both nuclear (ribosomal internal ..
  6. Fontaneto D, Kaya M, Herniou E, Barraclough T. Extreme levels of hidden diversity in microscopic animals (Rotifera) revealed by DNA taxonomy. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009;53:182-9 pubmed publisher
  7. Mark Welch D, Meselson M. Rates of nucleotide substitution in sexual and anciently asexual rotifers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001;98:6720-4 pubmed
    The class Bdelloidea of the phylum Rotifera is the largest well studied eukaryotic taxon in which males and meiosis are unknown, and the only one for which these indications of ancient asexuality are supported by cytological and molecular ..
  8. Denekamp N, Reinhardt R, Kube M, Lubzens E. Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins in nondesiccated, encysted, and diapausing embryos of rotifers. Biol Reprod. 2010;82:714-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study expands our knowledge about the biological pathways associated with formation of rotifer resting eggs and also demonstrates the occurrence of LEAs in dormant, nondesiccated, encysted animal embryos. ..
  9. Hillis D. Asexual evolution: can species exist without sex?. Curr Biol. 2007;17:R543-4 pubmed
    ..A new study of a group of asexual rotifers supports the idea that selection for a common ecological niche can produce a pattern that mimics sexual species, even in the absence of sex. ..

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  1. García Varela M, Nadler S. Phylogenetic relationships among Syndermata inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;40:61-72 pubmed
    ..of Acanthocephala (Archiacanthocephala, Eoacanthocephala, Polyacanthocephala, and Palaeacanthocephala) and the 3 Rotifera classes (Bdelloidea, Monogononta, and Seisonidea)...
  2. Yoshida T, Jones L, Ellner S, Fussmann G, Hairston N. Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator-prey system. Nature. 2003;424:303-6 pubmed
    ..These results confirm that prey evolution can substantially alter predator-prey dynamics, and therefore that attempts to understand population oscillations in nature cannot neglect potential effects from ongoing rapid evolution. ..
  3. Flot J, Hespeels B, Li X, Noel B, Arkhipova I, Danchin E, et al. Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga. Nature. 2013;500:453-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, 8% of the genes are likely to be of non-metazoan origin and were probably acquired horizontally. This apparent convergence between bdelloids and prokaryotes sheds new light on the evolutionary significance of sex. ..
  4. De Schamphelaere K, Heijerick D, Janssen C. Cross-phylum comparison of a chronic biotic ligand model to predict chronic toxicity of copper to a freshwater rotifer, Brachionus calyciflorus (Pallas). Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2006;63:189-95 pubmed
    ..6. This finding may be of great interest for risk assessment and the establishment of water quality criteria, as it suggests that chronic Cu-BLMs are comparable across phyla (i.e., arthropoda to rotifera).
  5. Hoekman D. Relative importance of top-down and bottom-up forces in food webs of Sarracenia pitcher communities at a northern and a southern site. Oecologia. 2011;165:1073-82 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings warrant further investigation into the specific factors that modify the relative importance of top-down and bottom-up effects. ..
  6. Min G, Park J. Eurotatorian paraphyly: Revisiting phylogenetic relationships based on the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Rotaria rotatoria (Bdelloidea: Rotifera: Syndermata). BMC Genomics. 2009;10:533 pubmed publisher
    The Syndermata (Rotifera+Acanthocephala) is one of the best model systems for studying the evolutionary origins and persistence of different life styles because it contains a series of lineage-specific life histories: Monogononta (cyclic ..
  7. Prol M, Bruhn J, Pintado J, Gram L. Real-time PCR detection and quantification of fish probiotic Phaeobacter strain 27-4 and fish pathogenic Vibrio in microalgae, rotifer, Artemia and first feeding turbot (Psetta maxima) larvae. J Appl Microbiol. 2009;106:1292-303 pubmed publisher
    ..To develop a SYBR Green quantitative real-time PCR protocol enabling detection and quantification of a fish probiotic and two turbot pathogenic Vibrio spp. in microcosms...
  8. Gladyshev E, Meselson M. Extreme resistance of bdelloid rotifers to ionizing radiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:5139-44 pubmed publisher
  9. Becks L, Agrawal A. The effect of sex on the mean and variance of fitness in facultatively sexual rotifers. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:656-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that, at least in the laboratory, there are both short- and long-term disadvantages associated with sexual reproduction. We briefly review the other available data and highlight the need for future work. ..
  10. Stelzer C, Riss S, Stadler P. Genome size evolution at the speciation level: the cryptic species complex Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera). BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:90 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we used the flow-cytometry method to study the evolution of genome size in the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis, a cryptic species complex consisting of at least 14 closely related species...
  11. Stelzer C. Obligate asex in a rotifer and the role of sexual signals. J Evol Biol. 2008;21:287-293 pubmed publisher
    ..I found that obligate parthenogens can induce sexual reproduction in sexual strains, but not vice versa. This demonstrates that obligate parthenogens do still produce the sexual signal, but have lost responsiveness to that signal...
  12. Fontaneto D, Herniou E, Boschetti C, Caprioli M, Melone G, Ricci C, et al. Independently evolving species in asexual bdelloid rotifers. PLoS Biol. 2007;5:e87 pubmed
    ..The study also demonstrates how combined molecular and morphological analyses can shed new light on the evolutionary nature of species...
  13. Krisko A, Leroy M, Radman M, Meselson M. Extreme anti-oxidant protection against ionizing radiation in bdelloid rotifers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:2354-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Bdelloid rotifers therefore offer an advantageous system for investigation of enhanced anti-oxidant protection and its consequences in animal systems...
  14. Cadotte M, Mai D, Jantz S, Collins M, Keele M, Drake J. On testing the competition-colonization trade-off in a multispecies assemblage. Am Nat. 2006;168:704-9 pubmed
    ..These results reveal that the competition-colonization trade-off exists within nonplant assemblages and that even in a laboratory setting, species are constrained to be either good competitors or colonizers but not both...
  15. Mark Welch D, Mark Welch J, Meselson M. Evidence for degenerate tetraploidy in bdelloid rotifers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:5145-9 pubmed publisher
  16. Suga K, Welch D, Tanaka Y, Sakakura Y, Hagiwara A. Analysis of expressed sequence tags of the cyclically parthenogenetic rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e671 pubmed
    ..However, basic knowledge of the genome and transcriptome of any rotifer species has been lacking...
  17. Gomez A, Carvalho G. Sex, parthenogenesis and genetic structure of rotifers: microsatellite analysis of contemporary and resting egg bank populations. Mol Ecol. 2000;9:203-14 pubmed
    ..Unexpectedly, the resting egg bank differed from the planktonic population in its allelic composition, suggesting that resting egg hatching is biased...
  18. Kotikova E, Raĭĭkova O. [Architectonics of the central nervous system in Acoela, Plathelminthes, and Rotifera]. Zh Evol Biokhim Fiziol. 2008;44:83-93 pubmed
    ..immunoreactive) studies of the CNS in representatives of Acoela, free living and parasitizing Plathelminthes and Rotifera are considered...
  19. Hanson S, Schurko A, Hecox Lea B, Welch D, Stelzer C, Logsdon J. Inventory and phylogenetic analysis of meiotic genes in monogonont rotifers. J Hered. 2013;104:357-70 pubmed publisher
    ..The data presented here provide insights into mechanisms of cyclical parthenogenesis and establish expectations for studies of obligate asexual relatives of monogononts, the bdelloid rotifer lineage...
  20. Marotta R, Uggetti A, Ricci C, Leasi F, Melone G. Surviving starvation: changes accompanying starvation tolerance in a bdelloid rotifer. J Morphol. 2012;273:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The fine structure of starved bdelloids is compared with that of anhydrobiotic bdelloids, revealing that survival during either forms of dormancy is sustained by different physiological mechanisms...
  21. Guzmán F, González F, Martínez R. Implementing Lecane quadridentata acute toxicity tests to assess the toxic effects of selected metals (Al, Fe and Zn). Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2010;73:287-95 pubmed publisher
    ..12 mg L(-1)) making it the most toxic metal for L. quadridentata. This approach can be applied to other sites with similar concentrations of these metals...
  22. Contreras J, Sarma S, Merino Ibarra M, Nandini S. Seasonal changes in the rotifer (Rotifera) diversity from a tropical high altitude reservoir (Valle de Bravo, Mexico). J Environ Biol. 2009;30:191-5 pubmed
    ..l(-1)). During the study period, the most abundant rotifer species were Keratella chochlearis, Polyarthra vulgaris, Trichocecra elongata and Anuraeopsis fissa...
  23. Snell T, Shearer T, Smith H. Exposure to dsRNA elicits RNA interference in Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera). Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2011;13:264-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Many zooplankton, particularly microscopic metazoans of phylum Rotifera, have unique life history traits for which genetic investigation has been limited...
  24. Barraclough T, Fontaneto D, Ricci C, Herniou E. Evidence for inefficient selection against deleterious mutations in cytochrome oxidase I of asexual bdelloid rotifers. Mol Biol Evol. 2007;24:1952-62 pubmed
    ..We therefore conclude that bdelloid mitochondrial DNA variation does display the signature of inefficient selection expected of obligate asexuals...
  25. Lapinski J, Tunnacliffe A. Reduction of suspended biomass in municipal wastewater using bdelloid rotifers. Water Res. 2003;37:2027-34 pubmed
    ..These experiments demonstrate the potential for the use of bdelloid rotifers in an enhanced wastewater treatment process, with reduced biomass production and improved effluent clarity...
  26. Caprioli M, Krabbe Katholm A, Melone G, Ramløv H, Ricci C, Santo N. Trehalose in desiccated rotifers: a comparison between a bdelloid and a monogonont species. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2004;139:527-32 pubmed
    ..It remains to be assessed if the absence of trehalose is a characteristic common to the entire taxon Rotifera, or if it is limited to bdelloids, or is peculiar to the two bdelloid species investigated so far...
  27. Meyer J, Ellner S, Hairston N, Jones L, Yoshida T. Prey evolution on the time scale of predator-prey dynamics revealed by allele-specific quantitative PCR. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:10690-5 pubmed
    ..We used AsQ-PCR to confirm this prediction: the superior competitor dominated initially, but as rotifer densities increased, the more predator-resistant clone predominated...
  28. Gladyshev E, Meselson M, Arkhipova I. A deep-branching clade of retrovirus-like retrotransposons in bdelloid rotifers. Gene. 2007;390:136-45 pubmed
    ..We describe the retrovirus-like structure of the new elements, containing gag, pol, and env-like open reading frames, and discuss their possible origins, transmission, and behavior in bdelloid genomes...
  29. Gomez A, Carvalho G, Lunt D. Phylogeography and regional endemism of a passively dispersing zooplankter: mitochondrial DNA variation in rotifer resting egg banks. Proc Biol Sci. 2000;267:2189-97 pubmed
    ..The results provide new insights into the processes responsible for the genetic diversification of passive dispersers, a life-history trait typical of zooplanktonic biotas...
  30. Carmona M, Dimas Flores N, García Roger E, Serra M. Selection of low investment in sex in a cyclically parthenogenetic rotifer. J Evol Biol. 2009;22:1975-83 pubmed publisher
  31. Witek A, Herlyn H, Ebersberger I, Mark Welch D, Hankeln T. Support for the monophyletic origin of Gnathifera from phylogenomics. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009;53:1037-41 pubmed publisher
    ..of a monophyletic taxon Gnathifera, which was originally characterized by jaw morphology as comprising the taxa Rotifera, Acanthocephala and Gnathostomulida...
  32. Snell T, Fields A, Johnston R. Antioxidants can extend lifespan of Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera), but only in a few combinations. Biogerontology. 2012;13:261-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Animals in the phylum Rotifera are particularly promising models for aging studies because they are small (0...
  33. Snell T, Shearer T, Smith H, Kubanek J, Gribble K, Welch D. Genetic determinants of mate recognition in Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera). BMC Biol. 2009;7:60 pubmed publisher
  34. Pouchkina Stantcheva N, McGee B, Boschetti C, Tolleter D, Chakrabortee S, Popova A, et al. Functional divergence of former alleles in an ancient asexual invertebrate. Science. 2007;318:268-71 pubmed
    ..The functional divergence of former alleles observed here suggests that adoption of asexual reproduction could itself be an evolutionary mechanism for the generation of diversity...
  35. Sørensen M, Giribet G. A modern approach to rotiferan phylogeny: combining morphological and molecular data. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;40:585-608 pubmed
    The phylogeny of selected members of the phylum Rotifera is examined based on analyses under parsimony direct optimization and Bayesian inference of phylogeny...
  36. Boschetti C, Carr A, Crisp A, Eyres I, Wang Koh Y, Lubzens E, et al. Biochemical diversification through foreign gene expression in bdelloid rotifers. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1003035 pubmed publisher
    ..This represents a potential mechanism for ancient asexuals to adapt rapidly to changing environments and thereby persist over long evolutionary time periods in the absence of sex...
  37. Montero Pau J, Ramos Rodríguez E, Serra M, Gómez A. Long-term coexistence of rotifer cryptic species. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e21530 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the role of fluctuating salinity and a persistent diapausing egg banks as a mechanism for species coexistence in accordance with the 'storage effect'. ..
  38. Weithoff G. Dietary restriction in two rotifer species: the effect of the length of food deprivation on life span and reproduction. Oecologia. 2007;153:303-8 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that in a temporally (or spatially) variable environment, some rotifer populations can persist even during long periods of severe food deprivation...
  39. Becks L, Agrawal A. Higher rates of sex evolve in spatially heterogeneous environments. Nature. 2010;468:89-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Counter to some alternative theories for the evolution of sex, there is no evidence that genetic drift plays any part in the evolution of sex in these populations...
  40. Suatoni E, Vicario S, Rice S, Snell T, Caccone A. An analysis of species boundaries and biogeographic patterns in a cryptic species complex: the rotifer--Brachionus plicatilis. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;41:86-98 pubmed
    ..These patterns concur with expectations that micro-meiofauna (0.1-1mm) have biogeographies intermediate to microbial organisms and large vertebrates. Sympatry of genetically distant strains is common...
  41. Mark Welch J, Mark Welch D, Meselson M. Cytogenetic evidence for asexual evolution of bdelloid rotifers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:1618-21 pubmed
    ..We conclude that the four copies identified by sequencing are the only ones present and that each is on a separate chromosome. Bdelloids therefore are not highly homozygous sexually reproducing diploids or polyploids...
  42. Birky C. Bdelloid rotifers revisited. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:2651-2 pubmed
  43. Tortajada A, Carmona M, Serra M. Effects of population outcrossing on rotifer fitness. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:312 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, both the parental fertilisation proportion and a compound fitness measure, integrating the complete life cycle, were estimated...
  44. Lapinski J, Tunnacliffe A. Anhydrobiosis without trehalose in bdelloid rotifers. FEBS Lett. 2003;553:387-90 pubmed
    ..This first observation of animal anhydrobiosis without trehalose challenges our current understanding of the phenomenon and calls for a re-evaluation of existing models...
  45. Van Doninck K, Mandigo M, Hur J, Wang P, Guglielmini J, Milinkovitch M, et al. Phylogenomics of unusual histone H2A Variants in Bdelloid rotifers. PLoS Genet. 2009;5:e1000401 pubmed publisher
  46. Witek A, Herlyn H, Meyer A, Boell L, Bucher G, Hankeln T. EST based phylogenomics of Syndermata questions monophyly of Eurotatoria. BMC Evol Biol. 2008;8:345 pubmed publisher
    The metazoan taxon Syndermata comprising Rotifera (in the classical sense of Monogononta+Bdelloidea+Seisonidea) and Acanthocephala has raised several hypotheses connected to the phylogeny of these animal groups and the included subtaxa...
  47. Fontaneto D, Barraclough T, Chen K, Ricci C, Herniou E. Molecular evidence for broad-scale distributions in bdelloid rotifers: everything is not everywhere but most things are very widespread. Mol Ecol. 2008;17:3136-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Broad dispersal and large population sizes might be factors lessening the evolutionary cost of long-term abstinence from sexual reproduction in this famous group of obligate parthenogens...
  48. Kristensen R, Funch P. Micrognathozoa: a new class with complicated jaws like those of Rotifera and Gnathostomulida. J Morphol. 2000;246:1-49 pubmed
    ..However, other jaw elements appear also to have characteristics of the trophi of Rotifera. Jaw-like structures are found in other protostome taxa as well-for instance, in proboscises of kalyptorhynch ..
  49. Mankiewicz Boczek J, Nałęcz Jawecki G, Drobniewska A, Kaza M, Sumorok B, Izydorczyk K, et al. Application of a microbiotests battery for complete toxicity assessment of rivers. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2008;71:830-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This integral approach enables a complete evaluation of the toxicity of aquatic life together with an estimation of negative changes in river systems...
  50. Mills S, Lunt D, Gómez A. Global isolation by distance despite strong regional phylogeography in a small metazoan. BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:225 pubmed
    ..s. (sensu stricto) (Rotifera: Monogononta) on a global scale...
  51. Wheelock C, Baumgartner T, Newman J, Wolfe M, Tjeerdema R. Effect of nutritional state on Hsp60 levels in the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis following toxicant exposure. Aquat Toxicol. 2002;61:89-93 pubmed
    ..It is therefore critical to define the organismal nutritional status when reporting toxic responses...
  52. Gilbert J. Environmental and endogenous control of sexuality in a rotifer life cycle: developmental and population biology. Evol Dev. 2003;5:19-24 pubmed
    ..The effect may increase a clone's genetic contribution to the resting-egg bank by increasing its population size through parthenogenetic generations before mictic females are induced...
  53. Gómez A, Montero Pau J, Lunt D, Serra M, Campillo S. Persistent genetic signatures of colonization in Brachionus manjavacas rotifers in the Iberian Peninsula. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:3228-40 pubmed
    ..The strong correlation of genetic and geographical distance found suggests that historical events can lead to such correlation, mirroring the effects of 'isolation by distance' in equilibrium populations...
  54. Boschetti C, Pouchkina Stantcheva N, Hoffmann P, Tunnacliffe A. Foreign genes and novel hydrophilic protein genes participate in the desiccation response of the bdelloid rotifer Adineta ricciae. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:59-68 pubmed publisher
  55. Campillo S, García Roger E, Carmona M, Gomez A, Serra M. Selection on life-history traits and genetic population divergence in rotifers. J Evol Biol. 2009;22:2542-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate the importance of divergent natural selection in these populations and suggest local adaptation to the unpredictability of B. plicatilis habitats...
  56. Fussmann G, Ellner S, Shertzer K, Hairston N. Crossing the hopf bifurcation in a live predator-prey system. Science. 2000;290:1358-60 pubmed
    ..The qualitative dynamical behavior of our experimental system, that is, cycles, equilibria, and extinction, is highly predictable by a simple nonlinear model...
  57. Mark Welch D, Cummings M, Hillis D, Meselson M. Divergent gene copies in the asexual class Bdelloidea (Rotifera) separated before the bdelloid radiation or within bdelloid families. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:1622-5 pubmed
    ..The remarkable presence of multiple diverged gene copies in individual genomes is nevertheless consistent with the loss of sex in an ancient ancestor of bdelloids...
  58. Tortajada A, Carmona M, Serra M. Does haplodiploidy purge inbreeding depression in rotifer populations?. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e8195 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, during the foundation of new populations inbreeding depression may provide opportunities for new immigrants, increasing gene flow between populations, and affecting genetic differentiation. ..
  59. Denekamp N, Thorne M, Clark M, Kube M, Reinhardt R, Lubzens E. Discovering genes associated with dormancy in the monogonont rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. BMC Genomics. 2009;10:108 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to generate Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) for molecular characterisation of processes associated with the formation of resting eggs, their survival during dormancy and hatching...
  60. Hur J, Van Doninck K, Mandigo M, Meselson M. Degenerate tetraploidy was established before bdelloid rotifer families diverged. Mol Biol Evol. 2009;26:375-83 pubmed publisher
    ..roseola and A. vaga. Our findings are entirely consistent with degenerate tetraploidy and show that it was established before the two bdelloid families diverged and therefore probably before the bdelloid radiation...
  61. Fontaneto D, Boschetti C, Ricci C. Cryptic diversification in ancient asexuals: evidence from the bdelloid rotifer Philodina flaviceps. J Evol Biol. 2008;21:580-7 pubmed
    ..If the mtDNA diversity indicates that the lineages are independent and represent sympatric cryptic species within P. flaviceps, then the actual bdelloid diversity can be expected to be much greater than that recognized today...
  62. Mark Welch D, Meselson M. Evidence for the evolution of bdelloid rotifers without sexual reproduction or genetic exchange. Science. 2000;288:1211-5 pubmed
    The Class Bdelloidea of the Phylum Rotifera is the largest metazoan taxon in which males, hermaphrodites, and meiosis are unknown...
  63. Rico Martinez R, Snell T, Shearer T. Synergistic toxicity of Macondo crude oil and dispersant Corexit 9500A(®) to the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera). Environ Pollut. 2013;173:5-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Just 2.6% of the water-accommodated fraction of oil inhibited rotifer cyst hatching by 50%, an ecologically significant result because rotifer cyst in sediments are critical resources for the recolonization of populations each Spring...
  64. Stelzer C. The cost of sex and competition between cyclical and obligate parthenogenetic rotifers. Am Nat. 2011;177:E43-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, if cyclical parthenogens constantly produce a high proportion of sexual offspring, there is a cost of sex, and obligate parthenogens can invade. This prediction was confirmed in laboratory competition experiments...
  65. Stout E, La Clair J, Snell T, Shearer T, Kubanek J. Conservation of progesterone hormone function in invertebrate reproduction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:11859-64 pubmed publisher
  66. Gladyshev E, Arkhipova I. Genome structure of bdelloid rotifers: shaped by asexuality or desiccation?. J Hered. 2010;101 Suppl 1:S85-93 pubmed publisher
  67. Peredo Alvarez V, Sarma S, Nandini S. Combined effect of concentrations of algal food (Chlorella vulgaris) and salt (sodium chloride) on the population growth of Brachionus calyciflorus and Brachionus patulus (Rotifera). Rev Biol Trop. 2003;51:399-407 pubmed
    ..429 +/- 0.012 and 0.367 +/- 0.004, respectively, recorded at 4.5 x 10(6) cells ml-1 of Chlorella in the controls. The protective role of algae in reducing the effect of salt stress was more evident in B. calyciflorus than B. patulus...
  68. Pouchkina Stantcheva N, Tunnacliffe A. Spliced leader RNA-mediated trans-splicing in phylum Rotifera. Mol Biol Evol. 2005;22:1482-9 pubmed
    ..Here we present evidence for the occurrence of trans-splicing in bdelloid rotifers (Bdelloidea, Rotifera)...
  69. Gladyshev E, Meselson M, Arkhipova I. Massive horizontal gene transfer in bdelloid rotifers. Science. 2008;320:1210-3 pubmed publisher
    ..One such gene, apparently of bacterial origin, was overexpressed in Escherichia coli and yielded an active enzyme. The capture and functional assimilation of exogenous genes may represent an important force in bdelloid evolution...
  70. Fiałkowska E, Pajdak Stós A. The role of Lecane rotifers in activated sludge bulking control. Water Res. 2008;42:2483-90 pubmed publisher
    ..By reducing the number of filaments, the rotifers improved settling properties of the sludge. This is apparently the first report on the possibility of using rotifers to control bulking...