Anhydrobiosis: Definition & Examples


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Why would any organism want to go through anhydrobiosis?

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1. What is the definition of anhydrobiosis?

2. What is an extremophile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though it could be beneficial, humans cannot go through anhydrobiosis. As you complete the lesson on anhydrobiosis, use the worksheet to take notes and the quiz to check your learning afterwards. Assessment items will cover the function of anhydrobiosis, organisms that can be in a state of anhydrobiosis and other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • What an extremophile is
  • Why organisms go through anhydrobiosis
  • Greek meaning of anhydrobiosis

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term anhydrobiosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on anhydrobiosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding how to determine if a tardigrade is in a anhydrobiotic state or not

Additional Learning

Learn about anhydrobiosis by reviewing the lesson, Anhydrobiosis: Definition & Examples. Objectives covered include:

  • Review examples of organisms that can go through anhydrobiosis
  • Know how long some organisms can be in a state of anhydrobiosis
  • State the hypotheses scientists have about anhydrobiosis