Hypsibius dujardini

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Hypsibius dujardini
Hypsibius dujardini
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Tardigrada
Class: Eutardigrada
Order: Parachaela
Family: Hypsibiidae
Genus: Hypsibius
Species: H. dujardini
Binomial name
Hypsibius dujardini
(Doyère, 1840)

Macrobiotus dujardini Doyère, 1840

Hypsibius dujardini is a species of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.

Genome sequencing[edit]


The genome of Hypsibius dujardini has been sequenced [1]. It is also being sequenced[2] at the Broad Institute. Hypsibius dujardini has a compact genome and a generation time of about two weeks. It can be cultured indefinitely and cryopreserved.[3].


  1. ^ Koutsovoulos, Georgios; Kumar, Sujai; Laetsch, Dominik R; Stevens, Lewis; Daub, Jennifer; Conlon, Claire; Maroon, Habib; Thomas, Fran; Aboobaker, Aziz; Blaxter, Mark (2015). "The genome of the tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini". bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/033464. 
  2. ^ Entrez. "Genome Projects for Hypsibius dujardini". 
  3. ^ Gabriel, W; et al. (2007). "The tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini, a new model for studying the evolution of development". Developmental Biology 312: 545–559. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.09.055. PMID 17996863. 

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