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Facts and fiction about long-term survival in tardigrades

Jönsson, Ingemar LU and Bertolani, R (2001) In Journal of Zoology 255(1). p.121-123
Abstract
Tardigrades have achieved a widespread reputation for an ability to survive more than a century in an inactive, ametabolic state called cryptobiosis, However, a closer look at the empirical evidence provides little support for the claim that tardigrades are capable of century-long survival. Instead, current evidence suggests that a decade may more realistically represent the upper limit of cryptobiotic survival in the most resistant tardigrades.
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Journal of Zoology
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255
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121 - 123
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0952-8369
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10.1017/S0952836901001169
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  abstract     = {Tardigrades have achieved a widespread reputation for an ability to survive more than a century in an inactive, ametabolic state called cryptobiosis, However, a closer look at the empirical evidence provides little support for the claim that tardigrades are capable of century-long survival. Instead, current evidence suggests that a decade may more realistically represent the upper limit of cryptobiotic survival in the most resistant tardigrades.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Ingemar and Bertolani, R},
  issn         = {0952-8369},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {121--123},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Zoology},
  title        = {Facts and fiction about long-term survival in tardigrades},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952836901001169},
  volume       = {255},
  year         = {2001},
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