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a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill

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Anhydrobiosis in Nematodes: Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism during dehydration.
AQPs are also found in the tardigrade Milnesium tardigradum (Mali et al., 2010; Schokraie et al., 2012), a species that also undergoes anhydrobiosis to survive environmental extremes.
(2010) nematode viability is affected when suddenly exposed to dry soil, but if humidity is decreased progressively, the nematode can adapt and enter anhydrobiosis. Accordingly, the exposure of Heterorhabditis, sp.
The core technology is designed for use in preserving complex biological samples and assays and is based on the principles of anhydrobiosis ("life without water"), a natural mechanism that allows multicellular organisms to survive extreme environments.
SampleMatrix is based on extremophile biology in which organisms can survive long-term in a state of anhydrobiosis (life without water) and later be revived by rehydration.
Moreover, the presence of trehalose protects membranes from morphological damage during drying allowing organisms to survive high levels of desiccation, a condition known as anhydrobiosis (Crowe et al.
The process has been used to plan for an experiment to determine the water content of recently discovered species of flatworms that apparently go through anhydrobiosis to survive desiccation.
Others can survive the loss of most of their internal water; they enter a state of suspended animation known as anhydrobiosis. (This term is from the Greek for "life without water".) This is widespread among kingdoms and phyla, being found among bacteria, cyanobacteria, protozoans, algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, vascular plants, nematodes, crustaceans, insects, tardigrades, and rotifers (Potts, 1994; Schuster, 1979; Evans, 1958; Parker et al., 1969; During, 1992; Freckman, 1978; Williams, 1987).