Is there a single biochemical adaptation to anhydrobiosis?

@article{Crowe2002IsTA,
  title={Is there a single biochemical adaptation to anhydrobiosis?},
  author={John H. Crowe and Ann E. Oliver and Fern Tablin},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={497-503}
}
Even though water is required for the maintenance of biological integrity, numerous organisms are capable of surviving loss of virtually all their cellular water and existing in a state known as anhydrobiosis. Over the past three decades we and others have established that disaccharides such as trehalose and sucrose are almost certainly involved in stabilizing the dry cells. We discuss here some of the evidence behind the mechanism of this stabilization. Until the past few years this mechanism… CONTINUE READING

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