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Heat shock system helps bug come back to life after drying up

ScienceDaily (March 9, 2018)

Titre : Heat shock system helps bug come back to life after drying up

ScienceDaily (March 9, 2018)

Résumé
The larva of the sleeping chironomid, Polypedilum vanderplanki — a mosquito-like insect that inhabits semi-arid areas of Africa — is well known for being able to come back to life after being nearly completely desiccated, losing up to 97 percent of its body’s water content. Now, researchers have discovered that a gene called heat shock factor — which is present in some form in nearly all living organisms on earth — has been coopted by the species to survive desiccation.

Story Source  : RIKEN

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