Advanced

The nature of selection on anhydrobiotic capacity in tardigrades

Jönsson, Ingemar LU (2001) In Zoologischer Anzeiger 240(3-4). p.409-417
Abstract
Tardigrades are well known for their capacity to enter an anhydrobiotic state, and remain ametabolic for several years. Yet the evolutionary background, and the forces of natural selection that act on anhydrobiotic capacity have remained unexplored. In this paper, I review the basic problem of anhydrobiosis and the phenotypic traits that may be the main targets of natural selection for improved anhydrobiotic capacity. I also make an attempt to put anhydrobiosis into a life history perspective, and discuss this life form in the perspective of energetic and genetic constraints.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Zoologischer Anzeiger
volume
240
issue
3-4
pages
409 - 417
publisher
Elsevier
external identifiers
  • scopus:0035709906
ISSN
0044-5231
DOI
10.1078/0044-5231-00049
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
d9caddf7-fa53-429d-bfa3-e96aec6424e6 (old id 147511)
date added to LUP
2007-07-03 13:11:05
date last changed
2018-05-29 10:06:53
@article{d9caddf7-fa53-429d-bfa3-e96aec6424e6,
  abstract     = {Tardigrades are well known for their capacity to enter an anhydrobiotic state, and remain ametabolic for several years. Yet the evolutionary background, and the forces of natural selection that act on anhydrobiotic capacity have remained unexplored. In this paper, I review the basic problem of anhydrobiosis and the phenotypic traits that may be the main targets of natural selection for improved anhydrobiotic capacity. I also make an attempt to put anhydrobiosis into a life history perspective, and discuss this life form in the perspective of energetic and genetic constraints.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Ingemar},
  issn         = {0044-5231},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {409--417},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Zoologischer Anzeiger},
  title        = {The nature of selection on anhydrobiotic capacity in tardigrades},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1078/0044-5231-00049},
  volume       = {240},
  year         = {2001},
}