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It is true that many/most unicellular organisms such as e.g. bacteria or fungi have no need for sex to reproduce, and can divide by simple cell division. However, sex (defined rather broadly) is a universal feature of life. For example see this review article by Rosie Redfield, which examines exactly what we mean by "sex". The broad definition is just ...

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