Survival of water stress in annual fish embryos: dehydration avoidance and egg envelope amyloid fibers.

@article{Podrabsky2001SurvivalOW,
  title={Survival of water stress in annual fish embryos: dehydration avoidance and egg envelope amyloid fibers.},
  author={Jason E Podrabsky and John F. Carpenter and S. C. Hand},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={280 1},
  pages={R123-31}
}
Diapausing embryos of Austrofundulus limnaeus survive desiccating conditions by reducing evaporative water loss. Over 40% of diapause II embryos survive 113 days of exposure to 75.5% relative humidity. An early loss of water from the perivitelline space occurs during days 1-2, but thereafter, rates of water loss are reduced to near zero. No dehydration of the embryonic tissue is indicated based on microscopic observations and the retention of bulk (freezable) water in embryos as judged by… CONTINUE READING

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