Differences in desiccation and freezing tolerance in limnic and limno-terrestrial tardigrades
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Tardigrades are microscopic aquatic invertebrates that are known for their ability to survive extreme conditions. Different species of tardigrades tolerate extreme conditions to a varying degree. It has been suggested that limnic tardigrades would have a lower tolerance to desiccation compared to limno-terrestrial tardigrades. In this study limno-terrestrial species Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri and the limnic species Hypsibius dujardini is compared in regard to their tolerance to desiccation and freezing. The results show that there indeed is a difference in the tolerance and that Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri show better tolerance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 25 p.
Tardigrades, desiccation, freezing
Tardigrader, uttorkning, frysning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-15027DiVA: diva2:872234
Jönsson, K. Ingemar, Professor i Teoretisk och Evolutionär Ekologi
Thelaus, Magnus, Universitetslektor i Biologi