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The Water Bear (Tardigrade) Hypsibius dujardini
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Bob Goldstein

Additional Author(s): Vicky Madden

Published on SDB CoRe: Aug 21 2012

Organisms: Model Organisms; Invertebrates
Tools & Techniques: Microscopy
Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Homology; Origins of Complexity; Macroevolution; Genomic Evolution; Developmental Modifications
Organism: Tardigrade
Stage of Development: Adult

Object Description

A water bear (tardigrade), Hypsibius dujardini. This is an adult, about 200 microns long, in a ventral view, imaged by scanning electron microscopy. Tardigrades were chosen as a model for studying how development evolves because they are relatives of arthropods (including Drosophila) and nematodes (including C. elegans).


Gabriel, W.N., McNuff, R., Patel, S.K., Gregory, T.R., Jeck, W.R., Jones, C.D., and Goldstein, B. The Tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini, a New Model for Studying the Evolution of Development. Developmental Biology, 2007, 312: 545-559.

Goldstein, B., Blaxter, M., Tardigrades. Current Biology, 2002, 12: R475.

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