Tardigrades: Bears of the Moss

William Miller, Southwestern College

This online PowerPoint presentation is dedicated to the phylum Tardigrada. It discusses distinguishing characteristics of Tardigrades (also known as water bears), their relationship to arthropods and nematodes, internal structures, life stages, cryptobiosis, research opportunities, classification, identification, habitat, distribution, ease of study in the lab, and more. Each slide contains illustrations and descriptions of the microscopic animal.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, High Pressure, Acidic, Hypersaline, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Extremely HotKeyword: cryptobiote