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- ‘We put hearts, blood and semen of the lab animals into an anabiotic capsule designed and built by our team.’
- ‘Evidence suggests that glacial ice cannot support bacterial growth but rather traps these organisms for considerable lengths of time in an anabiotic state.’
- ‘When anabiotic, tardigrades look like they are dead - they don't move, don't breathe and their metabolism is undetectable.’
- ‘‘Recent research [shows] that extremely severe conditions of cosmic environments do not exclude the possibility that microorganisms may exist in anabiotic states at high altitudes in interplanetary space,’ he wrote in a recent paper.’
- ‘And then the wonder happened: a few days after the exsiccator was filled with plain tap water, the seemingly dead (anabiotic) eggs awakened to life!’
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