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Differences in desiccation and freezing tolerance in limnic and limno-terrestrial tardigrades
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Tardigrades, desiccation, freezing
Keyword [sv]
Tardigrader, uttorkning, frysning
National Category
Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15027OAI: diva2:872234
Educational program
Biology programme
Available from: 2015-11-19 Created: 2015-11-18 Last updated: 2015-11-19Bibliographically approved

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