anhydrobiosis


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anhydrobiosis

[¦an‚hī·drō ‚bī′ō·səs]
(physiology)
A type of cryptobiosis induced by dehydration.
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How rotifers prevent lethal damage during anhydrobiosis has not yet been fully resolved.
Still, he notes, scientists studying anhydrobiosis continue to grapple with the question of life or death.
The technology is based on the principles of anhydrobiosis ("life without water"), a natural mechanism that allows multicellular organisms to survive extreme environments.
The novel platform technology, based on the principles of anhydrobiosis (life without water), which allows multicellular organisms to survive extreme environments, is designed for use in preserving complex biological samples and assays.