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Keywords: Polypedilum vanderplanki
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (13): 2281–2286.
Published: 1 July 2003
...Masahiko Watanabe; Takahiro Kikawada; Takashi Okuda SUMMARY Larvae of an African chironomid, Polypedilum vanderplanki , which live in temporal rock pools, are completely dehydrated when the pools dry up and undergo anhydrobiosis until the next rain comes. During the dehydration process, larvae...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (18): 2799–2802.
Published: 15 September 2002
... cryptobiotic invertebrate, Polypedilum vanderplanki . Larvae of this insect rapidly accumulated a large amount of the carbohydrate,trehalose, (18% of dry body mass) during desiccation for 2 days, suggesting that a high level of trehalose accumulation contributed to the successful induction of cryptobiosis in P...