This story appeared in the Ottawa Citizen today, and unfortunatley the link below requires the user to be registered:

http://www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawac...9-b5791989cab6

Essentially, scientists have discovered that rotifers (some 300 different species) do not have sex. They are all female, and the females lay eggs that contain a full set of chromosomes, meaning that each offspring is a perfect clone of the parent. In addition, they (the rotifers) have been doing this for a few hunderd million years, which in itself is very rare in an evolutionary sense.

I did not share this article with my girlfriend :biggrinbo