Molecular Biology in Tardigrades
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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