Monday, March 7, 2016

Self-Fertilization May Lead to a Shorter Lifespan

Hey CCS gang,
I remember discussing asexual reproduction of plants and a few
organisms as well.  While in class I started thinking to myself about 
whether or not this sort of reproduction would have genetic 
repercussions.  This article addresses my train of thought and
also enlightened me to the fact that self-fertilization in 
Pristionchus nematodes leads to a shorter life-span.
Sorry ladies, at least us men aid in the acquisition of more genetic 
diversity.
Check it out!

-Price


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160303133611.htm

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