Dormant stages in freshwater bryozoans--an adaptation to transcend environmental constraints.

@article{Hengherr2011DormantSI,
  title={Dormant stages in freshwater bryozoans--an adaptation to transcend environmental constraints.},
  author={Steffen Hengherr and Ralph O. Schill},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={595-601}
}
Freshwater invertebrates often disperse between discrete habitat patches via the production of dormant propagules. Being dispersed passively by animal vectors or wind, certain adaptations for exposures to terrestrial and aerial conditions like desiccation and freezing are required. In the present study, we investigate the mechanisms of survival and physiological adaptations due to desiccation and low temperatures in the statoblasts of two populations of the freshwater bryozoan Cristatella… CONTINUE READING