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Tardigrada MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Tardigrada
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.901
Unique ID
D058467
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058467
Scope Note
A phylum of microscopic ecdysozoan invertebrates, closely related to ARTHROPODS. Members exhibit anabiosis and cryptobiosis, dormant states where metabolic activity is reduced or absent, thus making them tolerant to extreme environmental conditions. They are distributed worldwide and most are semi-aquatic.
Entry Term(s)
Eutardigrada
Hypsibiidae
Hypsibiinae
Hypsibius
Hypsibius dujardini
Hypsibius exemplaris
Tartigrades
Water Bears
Related Numbers
txid2072580
txid232323
txid42242
txid58669
txid58670
Previous Indexing
Arthropods (1967-1996)
Invertebrates (1973-2010)
Public MeSH Note
2011
History Note
2011
Date Established
2011/01/01
Date of Entry
2010/06/25
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Tardigrada Preferred
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