Survival in extreme environments – on the current knowledge of adaptations in tardigrades

@article{Mbjerg2011SurvivalIE,
  title={Survival in extreme environments – on the current knowledge of adaptations in tardigrades},
  author={Nadja M{\o}bjerg and Kenneth Agerlin Halberg and Aslak J{\o}rgensen and Dennis K. Persson and M Jenssen Bjorn and Hans Raml{\o}v and Reinhardt M{\o}bjerg Kristensen},
  journal={Acta Physiologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={202}
}
Tardigrades are microscopic animals found worldwide in aquatic as well as terrestrial ecosystems. They belong to the invertebrate superclade Ecdysozoa, as do the two major invertebrate model organisms: Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. We present a brief description of the tardigrades and highlight species that are currently used as models for physiological and molecular investigations. Tardigrades are uniquely adapted to a range of environmental extremes. Cryptobiosis… 

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