Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.
The tardigrade genome has been sequenced, and it has the most foreign DNA of any animal
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the tardigrade , AKA the water bear, for the first time. And it turns out that this weird little creature has the most foreign genes of any animal studie...
Water bears' super resilience may be linked to foreign DNA
Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are nearly indestructible. The microscopic animals can survive boiling water, extreme cold, and even a trip to space. Tardigrades can even be frozen for a year,...
Video (07:54) - First Animal to Survive in Space
Tardigrades or "Water Bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space. Watch the comments response video h...
The water bear (tardigrade), the most extreme animal on our planet ...
Mar 26, 2010 ... Meet the water bear, the world thoughest animal. Measuring only some 0.1 to 1.5 mm, this tiny creature resembles a minature bear. Read all ...
Water bear
The water bear is know as the worlds toughest animal! It can survive extreme conditions. The song used is Bring me to life. Written by Evanescence. I dont cl...
Video (00:38) - Tardigrade Movement in Water
The tardigrade (water bear) Hypsibius dujardini in water with algae. http://tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/
Hypsibiidae
Hypsibiidae is a family of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Deinococcus murrayi
Deinococcus murrayi is a bacterium. It produces orange-pigmented colonies and has an optimum growth temperature of about 45 °C (113 °F) to 50 °C (122 °F). It is extremely gamma rad...
Astatumen
Astatumen is a genus of tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada found in Romania. Species of this genus were originally categorized in the genus Itaquascon until 1997.
Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.
Radioresistance
Radioresistance is the property of organisms that are capable of living in environments with very high levels of ionizing radiation.Ionizing-radiation-resistant organisms (IRRO) were defined as organi...
Radioresistance - Wikipedia
Mesotardigrada
The class Mesotardigrada has only one species, Thermozodium esakii. The animal has six claws of equal length at each foot. This species was recorded in 1937 by Rahm from a hot spring near Nagasaki in ...
Doryphoribius
Doryphoribius is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Heterotardigrada
The class Heterotardigrada includes tardigrades (water bears) that have cephalic appendages and legs with four separate but similar digits or claws on each. 444 species have been described. The anatom...
Heterotardigrada - Wikipedia
Platicrista
Platicrista is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Milnesium
Milnesium is a genus of Tardigrades.Described species include
Milnesium - Wikipedia
Bdelloidea
Bdelloidea /ˈdɛlɔɪdiə/ (Greek βδελλα, bdella, "leech-like") is a class of rotifers found in freshwater habitats all over the world. There are over 450 described species of bdelloid rotifers (or 'bdel...
Bdelloidea - Wikipedia
Ramazzottius
Ramazzottius is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Eohypsibiidae
Eohypsibiidae is a family of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada. It contains the following species in three genera:
Tardigrade
Tardigrades (also known as waterbears or moss piglets) are water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals, with eight legs.They were first discovered by the German pastor Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773....
Tardigrade - Wikipedia
Acutuncus
Acutuncus is a genus of tardigrade containing a single species, Acutuncus antarcticus.
Parachaela
Parachaela is an order of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Echiniscus testudo
Echiniscus testudo is a species of tardigrade native to China, Greenland, and Mongolia.
Hebesuncus
Hebesuncus is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Milnesiidae
Milnesiidae is a family of tardigrades of the class Eutardigrada.Described genera of Milnesiidae are
Milnesiidae - Wikipedia
Deinococcus geothermalis
Deinococcus geothermalis is a bacterium. It produces orange-pigmented colonies and has an optimum growth temperature of about 45 °C (113 °F) to 50 °C (122 °F). It is extremely gamm...
Thulinius
Thulinius is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Pseudobiotus
Pseudobiotus is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.