Long-Term Survival of Hydrated Resting Eggs from Brachionus plicatilis

Clark, Melody ORCID:; Denekamp, Nadav Y.; Thorne, Michael ORCID:; Reinhardt, Richard; Drungowski, Mario; Albrecht, Marcus W.; Klages, Sven; Beck, Alfred; Kube, Michael; Lubzens, Esther. 2012 Long-Term Survival of Hydrated Resting Eggs from Brachionus plicatilis. Plos One, 7 (1). 12, pp.

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Several organisms display dormancy and developmental arrest at embryonic stages. Long-term survival in the dormant form is usually associated with desiccation, orthodox plant seeds and Artemia cysts being well documented examples. Several aquatic invertebrates display dormancy during embryonic development and survive for tens or even hundreds of years in a hydrated form, raising the question of whether survival in the non-desiccated form of embryonic development depends on pathways similar to those occurring in desiccation tolerant forms.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Ecosystems
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Date made live: 02 Apr 2012 09:52 +0 (UTC)

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