Hypsibius dujardini

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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 tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.

Genome sequencing[edit]

The genome of Hypsibius dujardini has been sequenced.[1] Hypsibius dujardini has a compact genome and a generation time of about two weeks. It can be cultured indefinitely and cryopreserved.[2]


  1. ^ Koutsovoulos, Georgios; Kumar, Sujai; Laetsch, Dominik R.; Stevens, Lewis; Daub, Jennifer; Conlon, Claire; Maroon, Habib; Thomas, Fran; Aboobaker, Aziz A.; Blaxter, Mark (2016). "No evidence for extensive horizontal gene transfer in the genome of the tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113: 201600338. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 4983863Freely accessible. PMID 27035985. doi:10.1073/pnas.1600338113. 
  2. ^ Gabriel, W; et al. (2007). "The tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini, a new model for studying the evolution of development". Developmental Biology. 312: 545–559. PMID 17996863. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.09.055. 

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