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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.
2012), a species that also undergoes anhydrobiosis to survive environmental extremes.
Physiological, genetic and molecular mechanisms of chemoreception, thermobiosis and anhydrobiosis in entomopathogenic nematodes.
Anhydrobiosis in the free-living antarctic nematode Panagrolaimus davidi (Nematoda: Rhabditida).
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.