Cheating Death by Dehydration

Kathryn Phillips, Journal of Experimental Biology

This 'Inside JEB' journal article discusses the ability of tardigrades to undergo cryptobiosis. It briefly summarizes the experimental procedures used by Ralph Schill, Gunther Steinbruck and Heinz Kohler to analyze the tardigrade's stress response by looking to see whether stress resistance proteins protect tardigrade's from death by dehydration. A subscription to The Journal of Experimental Biology may be required to view this article.

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Subject: Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Metabolism, Biosphere:Microbiology, EcologyKeyword: water bear