Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 17, 2018

Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself & Is Taking Over Europe

The New York Times reported on a mutant Crayfish that clones itself, and is taking over europe. It is somewhat similar to the Tribbles on Star Trek.

Before about 25 years ago, the species simply did not exist. A single drastic mutation in a single crayfish produced the marbled crayfish in an instant.

The mutation made it possible for the creature to clone itself, and now it has spread across much of Europe and gained a toehold on other continents. In Madagascar, where it arrived about 2007, it now numbers in the millions and threatens native crayfish.

Read full story at This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe – The New York Times


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