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Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Tardigrades

By | December 21, 2017

Researchers find that a combination of high temperatures and UV radiation can have negative effects on these hardy creatures.


Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.


The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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