Despite odds, fish species that bypasses sexual reproduction is thriving


02/14/2018 12:28 PM EST

Amazon molly

An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the Amazon molly, a fish that reproduces asexually. The researchers expected that the asexual organism would be at a genetic disadvantage, but the Amazon molly is thriving.

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Washington University School of Medicine

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