Molecular Biology in Tardigrades

  • Thomas C. BoothbyEmail author
Part of the Zoological Monographs book series (ZM, volume 2)


Molecular biology, a term first coined in the 1930s, can be viewed as a set of techniques and approaches, as well as a subdiscipline within biology. Molecular approaches have and continue to be used in nearly every area of biological study today, including genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, cell and developmental biology, physiology, and evolutionary biology. The adoption of molecular techniques to tardigrade research has helped to propel these fascinating animals from obscure biological novelties to important emerging models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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