Trehalose and anhydrobiosis in tardigrades – evidence for divergence in responses to dehydration

@article{Hengherr2008TrehaloseAA,
  title={Trehalose and anhydrobiosis in tardigrades – evidence for divergence in responses to dehydration},
  author={S. Hengherr and A. Heyer and H. K{\"o}hler and R. O. Schill},
  journal={The FEBS Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={275}
}
To withstand desiccation, many invertebrates such as rotifers, nematodes and tardigrades enter a state known as anhydrobiosis, which is thought to require accumulation of compatible osmolytes, such as the non‐reducing disaccharide trehalose to protect against dehydration damage. The trehalose levels of eight tardigrade species comprising Heterotardigrada and Eutardigrada were observed in five different states of hydration and dehydration. Although many species accumulate trehalose during… Expand
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