Definition of bdelloid
- With some 360 described species, bdelloids are the largest class of multicelled animal that reproduces asexually.
- —Henry Fountain, New York Times, 23 May 2000
- This group of tiny water creatures, called bdelloid rotifers, is thriving in fresh water and soggy land worldwide despite, seemingly, no sex for at least 40 million years.
- —Susan Milius, Science News, 28 June 2003
- … corresponding gene copies in individual bdelloid clones can differ by as much as 49% …
- —Natalia N. Pouchkina-Stantcheva et al., Science, 12 Oct. 2007