Friday, January 28, 2005

Protist Porn

Giardia's sex life revealed.

"Despite more than a century of study, they were not known to have sex. . . ."

"What I would like to know in further studies is if the presence of these genes indicates meiotic sex or premeiotic parasex, in which many of the same genes might be used," Zolan told The Scientist.

"The genes and tools we used here will be critical for ascertaining the sexual status of such an organism," Logsdon said.

I've got about sixteen beavis-and-butthead-type jokes running around in my head right now, but I think it best I refrain from inflicting them on anyone else. It's bad enough I wrote the post.

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