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Freeze, thaw, repeat: chilled tardigrades still reach a ripe old age

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a water bear, or tardigrade (phylum Tardigrada).

A tardigrade (artificially coloured). Members of one species can live long even after being repeatedly frozen and thawed. Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL

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Nature 610, 235 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-03083-y

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  1. Sieger, J. et al. J. Zool. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.13018 (2022).

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