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News about tardigrades!

41% of tardigrade genes do not exist in any other living species, and some of them have exceptional properties for combating extreme stress (temperature, pressure, absolute zero, outer space, etc.). Professor Simon Galas’s team has just published an article in the American journal PLOS ONE, revealing for the first time the different strategies used by two species of tardigrades to withstand the stresses of dehydration (anhydrobiosis).