2 Works

Data from: Tolerance to gamma radiation in the marine heterotardigrade, Echiniscoides sigismundi

K. Ingemar Jönsson, Thomas L. Hygum, Kasper N. Andersen, Lykke K. B. Clausen & Nadja Møbjerg
Tardigrades belong to the most radiation tolerant animals on Earth, as documented by a number of studies using both low-LET and high-LET ionizing radiation. Previous studies have focused on semi-terrestrial species, which are also very tolerant to desiccation. The predominant view on the reason for the high radiation tolerance among these semi-terrestrial species, is that it relies on molecular mechanisms that evolved as adaptations for surviving dehydration. In this study we report the first study...

Data from: Experimentally induced repeated anhydrobiosis in the eutardigrade Richtersius coronifer

Michaela Czernekova & K. Ingemar Jönsson
Tardigrades represent one of the main animal groups with anhydrobiotic capacity at any stage of their life cycle. The ability of tardigrades to survive repeated cycles of anhydrobiosis has rarely been studied but is of interest to understand the factors constraining anhydrobiotic survival. The main objective of this study was to investigate the patterns of survival of the eutardigrade Richtersius coronifer in tardigrades under repeated cycles of desiccation, and the potential effect of repeated desiccation...

Registration Year

  • 2016

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Kristianstad University
  • Charles University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Institute of Physiology