crisscrossing Science

Title

crisscrossing Science Episode 30: Waterbears: Tiny Terrors from the Deep . . . Pond

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Abstract

In this episode, Chris Gaiser (professor of biology at Linfield College) tells Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) about tardigrades, also known as waterbears. These small creatures have the amazing ability to withstand nearly complete dehydration by creating special proteins which keep them from breaking apart without water. Gaiser and Crosser discuss the effects of dehydration on most living things and why cells will usually die.

Document Type

Audio File

Duration

26 minutes 38 seconds

Publication Date

10-2-2017

Disciplines

Animal Sciences | Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Related Resource

Tardigrade in Moss

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