Comparative genomics of bdelloid rotifers

Reuben Nowell’s paper compared genomes of multiple bdelloid rotifer species for the first time. Some previously reported features of bdelloid genomes that have been attributed as evidence for asexuality were not repeated in the new genomes. Some other features – notably the high prevalence of horizontally acquired genes from bacteria, plants and fungi etc – were confirmed, and shown to be the most unusual feature of bdelloids.

The paper is here

A comment “Full disclosure: genome assembly is still hard” is here