Reactions Science Videos | October 9, 2018
It can survive drying out, extreme heat and cold, and even exposure to vacuum. The humble tardigrade can be found practically anywhere there’s enough water for it to live, and quite a few places there isn’t. This weird, ugly-cute little guy’s secret comes down to chemistry.
Tardigrades turn into glass to survive complete dehydration
The Secret of the Crazy-Tough Water Bear, Finally Revealed
How a Water Bear Survives, Even When It’s Dry
Tardigrades Use Intrinsically Disordered Proteins to Survive Desiccation
Intracellular Organic Osmolytes: Function and Regulation*
Trehalose and anhydrobiosis in tardigrades--evidence for divergence in responses to dehydration.
Trehalose in Three Species of De siccation Tolerant Tardigrades
Tardigrada, moss piglet, water bear
BIOLOGICAL GLASS: A STRATEGY TO SURVIVE DESICCATION AND HEAT
Tardigrades and anhydrobiosis Water bears
Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.
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