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Worms Can Evolve to Survive Intersex Populations

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Photo of a C. elegans worm tail belonging to a male, showing sensory rays.

A typical C. elegans worm tail belonging to a male, showing sensory rays and other structures used by males during mating.

Credit: Christopher Chandler, Iowa State University, Michigan State University


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Photo of a C. elegans worm tail belonging to a hermaphrodite.

A typical C. elegans worm tail belonging to a hermaphrodite. (In C. elegans, "females" actually produce sperm that they use to fertilize their own eggs, so they are usually called hermaphrodites rather than females.)

Credit: Christopher Chandler, Iowa State University, Michigan State University


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Photo of an intersex C. elegans worm carrying eggs.

An intersex C. elegans worm carrying eggs, but showing male characteristics in its tail.

Credit: Christopher Chandler, Iowa State University, Michigan State University


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