Crowe, John H. Department of Zoology, University of California, Davis, California.
Crowe, Lois M. Department of Zoology, University of California, Davis, California.
- Induction of anhydrobiosis
- Biochemical adaptation and anhydrobiosis
- Longevity of anhydrobiotes
- Other applications of anhydrobiosis
- Metabolism of anhydrobiotes
- Related Primary Literature
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A state in which the metabolic rate of an organism is reduced to an imperceptible level. The several kinds of cryptobiosis (hidden life) include anhydrobiosis (life without water), cryobiosis (life at low temperatures), and anoxybiosis (life without oxygen). Of these, most is known about anhydrobiosis; therefore, the discussion will be restricted to that type.
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