Xerophile
A xerophile (from Greek xēros, meaning "dry", and philos, meaning "loving"), is an extremophilic organism that can grow and reproduce in conditions with a low availability of water, ...
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/
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.
Grevillea striata
Grevillea striata, also known as Beefwood, is a tree or shrub native to all Australian states, with the exception of Victoria and Tasmania. Alternative common names for this species include Western Be...
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Melia azedarach
Melia azedarach, commonly known by many names, including white cedar, chinaberry tree, bead-tree, Cape lilac, syringa berrytree, Persian lilac, and Indian lilac, is a species of deciduous tree in the ...
Melia azedarach - Wikipedia
Xerophyte
A xerophyte (from Greek xero dry, phuton plant) is a species of plant that has adapted to survive in an environment with little water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or...
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Mesquite
Mesquite (from Nahuatl mizquitl /ˈmiskit͡ɬ/) is a common name for several species of leguminous plants of the Prosopis genus found in northern Mexico through the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Deserts,...
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Doryphoribius
Doryphoribius is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
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
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:
Acutuncus
Acutuncus is a genus of tardigrade containing a single species, Acutuncus antarcticus.
Eremobiotus
Eremobiotus is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
Cuban cactus scrub
The Cuban cactus scrub is a xeric shrubland ecoregion that occupies 3,300 km (1,300 sq mi) on the leeward coast of Cuba. Most of it occurs in the southeastern part of the island in the...
Cuban cactus scrub - Wikipedia
Hebesuncus
Hebesuncus 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.
Hypsibius
Hypsibius is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
The genome of Hypsibius dujardini, is being sequenced at the Broad Institute. Hypsibius dujardini has a c...
Milnesiidae
Milnesiidae is a family of tardigrades of the class Eutardigrada.Described genera of Milnesiidae are
Milnesiidae - Wikipedia
Cactus
A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae within the order Caryophyllales. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos...
Cactus - Wikipedia
Acacia stenophylla
Acacia stenophylla, the Shoestring acacia, is an evergreen tree in the family Fabaceae native to Australia
Acacia stenophylla is a fast-growing tree, that grows to 4–10 metres (13–33 ft) tall...
Acacia stenophylla - Wikipedia
Thulinius
Thulinius is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.
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 ...
Casuarina cunninghamiana
Casuarina cunninghamiana is a she-oak species of the genus Casuarina. The native range in Australia extends from Daly River in the Northern Territory, north and east in Queensland and eastern New Sout...
Casuarina cunninghamiana - Wikipedia