Gene expression changes governing extreme dehydration tolerance in an Antarctic insect.

  title={Gene expression changes governing extreme dehydration tolerance in an Antarctic insect.},
  author={N M Teets and Justin T. Peyton and Herv{\'e} Colinet and David Renault and Joanna L Kelley and Yuta Kawarasaki and Richard E. Lee and David L Denlinger},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 50},
Among terrestrial organisms, arthropods are especially susceptible to dehydration, given their small body size and high surface area to volume ratio. This challenge is particularly acute for polar arthropods that face near-constant desiccating conditions, as water is frozen and thus unavailable for much of the year. The molecular mechanisms that govern extreme dehydration tolerance in insects remain largely undefined. In this study, we used RNA sequencing to quantify transcriptional mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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