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TitleGenome analysis of desiccation tolerant midge, Polypedilum vanderplanki
Study TypeOther
Abstract An African chironomid, Polypedilum vanderplanki, is the only insect known to be capable of extreme desiccation tolerance, or anhydrobiosis. Although anhydrobiotic organisms are found in many taxa ranging from unicellular organisms to higher invertebrates and plants, no anhydrobiotic vertebrate speci .. [more]
Description An African chironomid, Polypedilum vanderplanki, is the only insect known to be capable of extreme desiccation tolerance, or anhydrobiosis. Although anhydrobiotic organisms are found in many taxa ranging from unicellular organisms to higher invertebrates and plants, no anhydrobiotic vertebrate speci .. [more]
Center NameNIAS