Long-Term Survival of Hydrated Resting Eggs from Brachionus plicatilis
Several organisms display dormancy and developmental arrest at embryonic stages. Long-term survival in the dormant form is usually associated with desiccation, orthodox plant seeds and Artemia cysts being well documented examples. Several aquatic invertebrates display dormancy during embryonic development and survive for tens or even hundreds of years in a hydrated form, raising the question of whether survival in the non-desiccated form of embryonic development depends on pathways similar to those occurring in desiccation tolerant forms.
Authors: Clark, Melody ORCID record for Melody Clark, Denekamp, Nadav Y., Thorne, Michael ORCID record for Michael Thorne, Reinhardt, Richard, Drungowski, Mario, Albrecht, Marcus W., Klages, Sven, Beck, Alfred, Kube, Michael, Lubzens, Esther